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Corn gluten

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by siklid1066, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. Gerry Miller

    Gerry Miller LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 504

    CGM is a pre-emergent effecting seed root development. It doesn't work on established plants. It will have no effect on this plant. Wild onion is actually a wildflower, a bulb, that produces some very waxy leaves. You have to dig out the bulb, about 8 inches down. It dies back whether you spray it, or mow it or leave it alone. But spraying synthetic chemicals or 20% vinegar does virtually nothing to it.

    With an organic lawn care practice, you are going to have to accept that some weeds are going to show up from time to time. I have some wild onion growing in one of my flower beds. It comes up early in the spring and then dies back and you don't see it for the rest of the season.

    Corn gluten meal is not a registered pesticide because the U.S. EPA has granted an exemption for corn gluten meal as an herbicide.
  2. siklid1066

    siklid1066 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    Thanks Gerry, you have been very helpful.(you da man)
  3. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,010

    All of the feed quality gluten I have seen is 30% protien.

    The branded stuff is 60% protien and is what all the studies are based on.
  4. Gerry Miller

    Gerry Miller LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 504

    Well here in Illinois, all the CGM I have ever used for the last 7 years has always been 60% crude protein.
  5. tadhussey

    tadhussey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 294

    Thanks for sharing Gerry!

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