Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by gmlawn08, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. gmlawn08

    gmlawn08 LawnSite Member
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    Has anyone heard of biogreen or have any experience with their product? They are new to our area and we want to make sure the product works before we jump into it feet first.
  2. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Are you talking about this company?

    I'm in Minneapolis and I have not head of them, but that does not say much, since I'm sure many people have not heard of my company.

    A quick 20 second look at that website looks OK. They know about and apply compost tea and mycorrhizal fungi (even though they spell it wrong in a few places :)) which is a good thing
    However they mention they use organic corn gluten which is questionable, (there is currently only one company in the world that sells OMRI certified corn gluten and sometimes they do not have it in stock) All this means is that they may be using the same thing that 99.99999....% of everyone else is using, corn gluten from GMO corn plants. In their defense they do not say certified organic, just organic so that's a plus in the trust dept.

    At first glance it looks like they know what they are doing. Which is saying ALOT, most natural/organic companies statements are glaring with untruths easy to find in 2 secs.

    Give them a try and ask a lot of questions.
  3. gmlawn08

    gmlawn08 LawnSite Member
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    They are new to MN this year. They have been in NE, NV, AZ, and FL. I've met with the local guys. They are brand new distributors and I can tell they are just repeating what someone else told them. Being brand new to the organic game I don't know much about it. I'd like to find someone who has used their product to see if their claims are true.
  4. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I think its great these service companies are sprouting up all over the place.
    It not only has a feel good message but fertilizer inputs are reduced by a huge amount. Excellent

    I wonder how much the franchise fee is though $75,000? $200,000?

    I do agree with the OMRI CGM statement though. There is no way to separate out the genetically modified corn from the non GMO corn. They are all put together. It has penetrated to all levels of corn distribution
  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Since people have brought up the whole GMO thing recently, I want to throw out something to think about.

    When using CGM as an organic amendment for landscapes, does it really matter if it is GMO or not?
  6. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Obviously not

    UNLESS you are certifying your farm or produce as "Organic" then you are not allowed too. Also NOFA, and I am sure others, follow the same guidelines for lawn and landscape.

    I do not think that it will harm the soil, just some organization choose to not support the industry. NOFA also recommends not using mined products like peat moss. will it hurt the soil? NO they choose to not support the industry because of the belief that it is not sustainable

    sustainable, I have heard those words somewhere else (Kiril???)
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    So it is really an issue of sustainability rather than an issue of "organics".

    Funny you mention this because when I posted that, I originally had added that using CGM is not a sustainable practice, then deleted as I deemed it not relevant to the question put forth. :)
  8. WimLawn

    WimLawn LawnSite Member
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    Any new info/experience about the BioGreen company. I'm thinking about becoming a local applicator but want to know if its a good product... especially for southern turf.
  9. BioGreenUSA

    BioGreenUSA LawnSite Member
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    Your best bet is to use the distributor locator on the BIOGREEN website and contact some of the companies down south that are listed. Because the products are sold through the licensee network, you'll get firsthand product experience from any of those guys. Where are you located?
  10. WimLawn

    WimLawn LawnSite Member
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    Ok thanks! I'm in Wimberley. I need a go-to solution for lawn fertilization and weed control. I have lots of existing customers who I think would be interested. Many of them are high-end homes. I don't like using synthetic products that are bad for lawns and people in the long run, especially since many of these properties are on rivers or over aquifers.
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