Anyone heard of Sumagreen?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Pilgrims' Pride, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We used Sumagreen with our round 1 in April 2013 as we had quite a bit leftover, and added a Mycorrhizae package to the solution with no added N to all our clients.

    It was not a tough year on our cool season turfgrasses in 2013, and my observation is we saw less broadleaved weeds this year.

    We will use the Sumagreen and add Myco with round 1 in 2014.
     
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    No N all season???
     
  3. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
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    None early spring.

    May 1/4 lb N.
    Late Sept 1/2 lb N.
    Late Oct. 1/2 lb N.

    Color enhancement from Iron Sulfate and Zinc Chelate.
     
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    I go for about .5 pound of N all 3 times... May, Late August, and early Oct... I'm mostly forest lawn, and high amounts of N causes more problems for the shade grasses... although if we get a lot of rain at any given period I may put down as much as a pound in one app...

    Has your early Spring Sumagreen had any benefit compared to similar lawns w/out???
     
  5. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Axe,

    I used the leftover sumagreen with my spring app for the benefit of the Humic and Fulvic acids. The Humic component to support the myco spores I added, stabilize soil pH and help make soil P more available.

    The fulvic acid is available to the plant quickly.....Great stuff.

    I cannot compare to other lawns, as I treated all of mine with the sumagreen and it was not a stress season on our cool season turfs here.

    Like I mentioned less broadleaves than past seasons But I think this is from the benefits of the Myco.

    Next season will be pulling soil samples as soils warm to look at soil food web populations......
     
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Let us know what you find out from the tests... Those are 'Bio assay tests'? or something like that?? :)
     
  7. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
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  8. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    I wonder if it makes a difference what time of the season you mail it in??? it will be interesting to see what you discover either way... :)
     
  9. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Warmer soils more active. Their input will help yes. Inputs of carbon will also be ongoing.
     

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