Refractometers with grass.

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Organic a go go, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Organic a go go

    Organic a go go LawnSite Member
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    Here's another one kinda out of
    left field.

    One of my customer educations issues is
    that in switching to organics they'll have to
    forego the immediate green up they get from
    the chem ferts for a more even level of growth
    which is fine for most but I would like to be
    able to quantify the benefits both for them and
    me which has lead me to do some research
    on Brix levels and refractometers. Obviously
    most of the stuff I've found about refractometers
    relates to fruit production and I question if
    I could even get enough "juice" to get a reading.
    Seems like it'd be a good way to infer how
    things are going in the soil if it'd work.

    Anybody have experience or thoughts on that one?
     
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have to pass on this one refractometers and brix are Ag terms that I haven't gotten a handle on yet

    A lot of organic lawn guys I know carry microscopes in the truck but I've never seen a refractometer

    Hey Go Go why is all of your typing all caught up on one side????? Free your type, free you type, free your type
     
  4. Organic a go go

    Organic a go go LawnSite Member
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  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    ROFL. Don't know, but if you get a pair let me know. How can you go wrong for $25 bucks. It's may be worth it just for the novelty. :laugh:
     
  6. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have a pair of them. They take a while to get used to, you can see some differences in plants. I don't know what the differences mean, but they can be fun.
     
  7. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You could paint your girlfiend green and she would disappear POOF
     
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Or a nagging wife. Might just work with a nice pair of ear plugs till she swats you up side the head. :cry:
     
  9. Organic a go go

    Organic a go go LawnSite Member
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    Well if the glasses work as advertised they should be able
    to tell me when she's getting stressed so I know when to
    get outta the house for awhile.
     
  10. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Well, I haven't had a girlfriend in years and my wife doesn't nag me, but if I needed those glasses to tell me when she's stressed, I deserve to be hit upside the head.:hammerhead:
     

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