Gluten-8

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by LushGreenLawn, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hey Bill,

    Where can we get more information about your Gluten-8 product?
     
  2. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Here is some info.

    Gluten 8 Sell Sheet2.jpg
     
  3. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
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    Crabgrass control is probably the first thing anyone looks for in pre-emergent control, what about control of other grassy weeds like Poa annua or trivialis? Has it been tested on bentgrass? I will read Christian's report, I skimmed it already. What is the N content of the liquid product? or more importantly, at 32oz/m sq', what is the nitrogen rate? Next, what is the best way to get a price list on some of the products from your web site? Thanks
     
  4. wallzwallz

    wallzwallz LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is there a misprint in the application notes 1 quart, 16 oz? I would like to try this product. Because of cost I would like to just spray known problem areas, driveway and walkway edges, more compacted areas etc.. I thought Bill had said it has most of the Nitrogen removed. I just wonder if there will be a noticeable difference in color only spraying certain areas?
     
  5. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
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    Wow, I didn't even read the 16oz :) it said 1:3 ratio and 1 quart to 3 quarts and that all matched. So, 32oz/m sq'. I read it to say reduced N. The granular product is 9%N and Christian's papers say that similar products work out to 2#N/m. My guess would be that at that rate, we are still going to be in a 1#/m application on N and that means to me that spot spraying is going to be very noticeable.
     
  6. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    that could be true
     
  7. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    With granular CGM, it's a slow and metered process to break the N down so I wouldn't worry about spot treating along edges, etc. Now, I think the CGH makes the N more plant available or water soluble, meaning it could "green up" faster. The N content is at what, 2-4% N? I wouldn't worry about it being noticable, but that might depend on how you apply. Are you going to put down a fert and then apply the CGH to heavy crab pressure areas?
     
  8. Mr. Nice

    Mr. Nice LawnSite Member
    from zone 7
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    Corn gluten hydrolysate is a water-soluble product derived from corn gluten meal through enzyme hydrolysis. The CGH is herbicidally active and contains 10 to 14% N by weight (Christians et al., 1994).

    What I'm trying to figure out is how do you take out the N from a amino/peptide compound?

    Does anybody know how one would do this and not effect herbicidal qualities of the CGH?
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2009
  9. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That was one of your questions all along. It might be proprietary, but Bill hasn't posted here in awhile anyway.
     
  10. GaGolfSup

    GaGolfSup LawnSite Member
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    Just a guess, but Straight Corn Gluten Meal probably contains a lot of different proteins. They probably isolate the ones that are herbicidally active and remove those that are not, thus effectively reducing N content...Then it is all mixed with water also reducing N concentration...Bill?
     

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