anyone spray molasis

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by humble1, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
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    who sprays molasis and would spreading sugar get the same effect on feeding soil microbes?
     
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    I use molasses granules from the feed store. More micronutrints , I guess, and cheaper. A little salt in it though, so be careful.
     
  3. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    what is the purpose of molasses? beyond just feeding microbes.
     
  4. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    molasses for sure, spray anything that stands still!!!

    it is also good as a deodorizer and will also act as a mild surfactant
     
  5. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    is it costly and where can you get it from?
     
  6. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    oh no DGL say it aint so, no one told you..........
     
  7. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have had people mention it as a deodorizer, but other than that I have heard people mention it.

    Let me try to remember what I know about it...

    Good food for the microbes, deodorizer (as you stated), surfactant (as you said). That's about it. Don't know where to get it or the cost involved. Can you make your own?

    Basically syrup isn't it?
     
  8. easygrass

    easygrass LawnSite Member
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    DGL, you can get it at most garden centers, feed stores, ect. also fire ants dont like it.
     
  9. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
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    Can you get it w/ out salt? Who manufacturers it?
     
  10. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    there are several types, the most common is the cane molasses, the next is beet molasses, and the rare and hard to find outside Fl is orange molasses, all basically the same, almost any feed store has good stuff(fed grade) that will cost a $ or 2 per gallon BYOB( bring you own bucket)

    bulk will be available to call around.

    we use mostly waste cane and orange molasses delivered bulk min. del. 400 gallons
     

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