Next season I'd like to start offering a more defined organic lawn care program. This year I've tried to steer my customers in that direction but without a whole lot of materials to back up the push. I plan to spend the winter season researching and getting some stuff together. In the meantime I have a few questions. 1. There is a lot of material, printed and online, about Milorganite, including a lenghty thread on this site. My old employer used the stuff quite often as did I. My local turf supplier, however, does not carry Milorganite but rather a product called Baystate Organic Fertilizer. It is the same type of product - made from biosolids, but does not have nearly the research paper trail that Milorganite does. Knowing the controvery or concerns that have surrounded Milorganite, I am a little concerned that this Baystate might not be as "safe". Does anyone else use this Baystate product that could offers some insight or know of more research that is available for it? 2. There was another post in this forum concerning starting an organic program in which nocutting replied "you need a program that matchs the chemicals guys program, app for app" From my limited experience in OG this summer, I can certainly see the importance of this. I had two customers that cringed when I told them that they wouldn't see an immediate response to the organic fert. Add that to the fact that it is more expensive, they aren't really listening when you get to the "better in the long run" part of the pitch! Has anyone tried spiking their organic apps with a high nitrogen source such as urea or bloodmeal to give the customer a more immediate green up? I realize that as the program progresses, this shouldn't be necessary because the lawn will never have a down period from lack of fert. I am thinking about on the first few apps. 3. Any suggestion on books to read this winter? I have a copy of Paul Sachs book which is excellent but tends more towards general theory than practical application.