Molasses on Turf...

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Green Dreams, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
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    I was curious as to how mixing in molasses into my lawn mix would help. And how much per 1000ft would be required to help the microbe activity?

    Thanks
     
  2. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 593

    which is it? lol....thanks
     
  3. Neither, but what are you trying to accomplish by using?
     
  4. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 593

    Just wondered how much it would take to benefit microbe activity...
     
  5. Garden Panzer

    Garden Panzer Banned
    from Seattle
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    I quart of molasses to 1000 sq. ft. sounds about right, you don't want draw bees!
     
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Green Dreams

    Actually a quart per Thousand should be enough to draw Fire Ants in Texas. Then you can sell a Chlordane treatment to kill them off.
     
  7. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,308

    I found this in old threads, never applied molasses so don't know if the rate is correct.
    Originally posted by Gammermann

    "gammermann
    New Member Join Date: Aug 2000
    Location: Seguin,TX
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    rate for dry molasses

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    The going application for liquid molasses is 3 ounes for liquid molasses. Has anyone used dry molasses instead? If so at what rate? I am talking about application for turf. Thanks for for input. George"
     
  8. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 593

    That would be a sweet mix. Draw in the aints and sell them Top Choice...lol

    I have heard people talk about sprayable microbes as well. A

    Any comments on any that you could tank mix and do some good?

    Thanks
     
  9. PAXLSI

    PAXLSI LawnSite Member
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    I use Compost to help increase the micro activity in the soil. It also helps with the drainage, moisture holding, and a host of other benifets for the turf. I appliy 1 cubic yard to 4000 sq ft in the fall and double it in the spring.
     
  10. Neal Wolbert

    Neal Wolbert LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 407

    There are OMRI approved microbes available on the market now. Apply with a backpack during rain or water in. Certainly simpler and cheaper to apply. Neal
     

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