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Mycorrhizal Applications

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by kthhayes, May 2, 2004.

  1. kthhayes

    kthhayes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    I anyone familier about ogmenting turf care with mycorrhizae, how to do this, when to do this, and what results are to be expected? We use mycorrhizae when planting gardens, as well as trees, and it makes an extreem difference, but how to get it into turf?

    I love not haveing to sell organics!!!
     
  2. check out roots products, main offive in salem, va
     
  3. www.novozymes.com

    8-2-6,12-2-12,14-3-5,15-3-8, 20-2-8, contain 6 microbes, and are organic base fert, which means they contain organics, mined products, and sythetic products.

    3-3-4 endoRoots, contains poultry manure, ferrous sulfate, and potash sulfate, plus kelp meal,humas, vitamins, amino-acids, and endomycorrhiza spores

    have other granular products and liquid products

    PRICEY
     
  4. kthhayes

    kthhayes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    The product I am useing this year is a 20-4-10 and will cover 10,000sqft for $10.50, It is working very well for us, and the product we used last year was 4-6-4 at a cost of $16 per 2000sqft, so I would like to find somone who might know about mixing the two products. Two make another trip out, I would have to charge more, if I can mix them, less time more profit.
     
  5. LIST THE INGREDIENTS FOR EACH PRODUCT AND THE RATE YOU APPLY? What % is win, slowly available, or controlled slow release/

    If you apply both at the same time, what is the rate of each and dates of application?
     
  6. neal-wolbertsinc

    neal-wolbertsinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    to kthhayes...Myco-Apply in Oregon has a micronized endomycorrhizae that can be applied to turf by spray and watered in. Inexpensive and effective in aiding the uptake of water and nutrients. Mix with 8 oz. Supertrace 6% iron fulvic acids based micronutrients and 1 oz. Soilseeds microbial innoculant 1000/sq. ft. (see wolberts.com, click on Plant Essentials L.L.C. logo) and you have a "full meal deal" soil amendment.
     
  7. Spikewheeler

    Spikewheeler LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    PM me and I will let you know of an excellent way to get it to root level and see all good results
    Thanks
    George
     
  8. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,116

    That post is 6 years old, he probably got his answer by now

    if you notice all of the products mentioned had phosphorous included, if you want a fertilizer you can get them much cheaper wholesale from a local source and forget the mycorrhizae

    Every mycologist that I come in contact with I ask the same question "what are the effects of applied phosphorous to mycorrhizae?" they all say the same thing it is very distructive to the symbiotic association often the result is dead mycorrhizae

    when phos is applied the plant is scooping it up and it no longer need the symbiotic relationship as a result the plant no longer feeds the fungi and the association breaks down

    phos is one of the major nutrients that is mined by these fungi but there is more evidence that thy mine up to 15 nutrients and give them to the plant
     
  9. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,528

    Yipes! Another zombie thread. Thanks for noticing that Bill. Sometimes I start reading without looking at the date.

    So you think the OP really has his answer after six years? :)
     
  10. Spikewheeler

    Spikewheeler LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Yeah I guess I did not notice the year myself. I had the link sent to me
    Oh well
     

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