Ethanol, Corn and Organics

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by FINN, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. FINN

    FINN LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA.
    Posts: 280

    I think we've all pretty much read or heard about Ethanol and the expected increase of corn production. As well as rising prices for corn and corn related products etc.

    What impact do you see this having on Corn Gluten Meal relative to current price and availablity?
     
  2. FINN

    FINN LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA.
    Posts: 280

    You guys using CMG have any thoughts on this?
     
  3. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,643

    CGM prices did rise this spring but we still shipped more pallets than last year. I did use less on the service end though. I think the price will depend more on fuel costs for next year.

    Also, we have a lot of DIY customers buying and applying the product themselves to try and combat the costs.
     
  4. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,072

    I am not in the Organic market at all...but was curios as if DDGS has could work on lawns. This is a by-product of Ethanol and it a very cheap by-product. Just curious as I am not even sure what CGM does in a lawn. Can someone please tell me (as I don't feel like looking it up)?

    Thanks
     
  5. FINN

    FINN LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA.
    Posts: 280

    Natty , thanks for the reply.

    RC - I'm sure Natty can answer your question better than I can.
     

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