Spraying SBM?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Victor, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Has anyone here used their skid sprayer to spray soybean meal on lawns? Since SBM tends to be problematic to spread dry, it would make things a lot easier for me, if I could dissolve it in my skid and spray lawns with it instead. I'm just worried about unforeseen problems I might have like it clogging my strainer, or something like that.

    Thanks for any input!
     
  2. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well... So much for that idea. I found out that SBM turns into a clumpy mush when wet and doesn't dissolve.
     
  3. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a used a soy fert. in the past. It's 14% N, but has a flour like consistency. You have to add half the water, add the material, then add the rest of the water while agitating. It works pretty well, but you NEED to empty your tank at the end of the day or the odor the next day might knock you over.
     
  4. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 846

    Soyabean Meal Tea. Just like Compost Tea.

    Brew, Strain the Meal with a pretty pair of panties and spray.
     
  5. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
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    What problems do you think there are with spreading SBM dry?
    For me, it spreads very easily. Sometimes I add a little compost to bulk it up and make it less dusty.
     
  6. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Bridging issues and how dusty it is are the main reasons why I don't like spreading it.
     
  7. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey Natty; where did you find that soy fert? :)
     

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