Habitats for soil microbiology

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by phasthound, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    That's a Eureka moment! So how do we grow healthy roots? Chose proper seed
    type, reduce soil compaction, add organic matter, mow & irrigate properly, use soil inoculants.
     
  2. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
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    you forgot the luck factor.:waving:
     
  3. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    and good looks. :)
     
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    What would be healthy for robust root growth in the turf, would also be healthy for the proliferation of Trichoderma... T. will be present and strong in healthy root zones, and is shown to be an active opponent to Pythium...

    Since T. is so compatable with Organic Matter and SOM is important to promote excellent Soil Structure , it would stand to Reason that increasing SOM and proper irrigation , one should be able to overcome all manner fungal diseases...

    Phasthound, do you sell Trichoderma?
     
  5. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    This was sent to me yesterday;
     

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  6. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    thats the letter, thanks.
     
  7. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I said 1/10th of 1%.
     
  8. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I would not make that assumption as too much water creates anaerobic conditions which will inhibit T.
     
  9. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    It also states: Don't use chemical fungicide after application of Trichoderma for 4-5 days. I would not recommend tank mixing with fungicides as Trichoderma is a fungus.
     
  10. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I would caution against thinking of Trichoderma as a cure all. It is one part of a systematic approach to healthy plants. We have products that contain T, other beneficial microbes and bio-stimulants.
     

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