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Want to go organic but I can't yet claim "Jedi Master" organic

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Exact Rototilling, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,583

    I think this might be just what the doctor ordered,
  2. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,115

    What a cool machine I want one, I don't know what I would do with it but I still want one, I'll bet there many revisions on that one to get it to work properly.
    I saw another one that is used in the west on golf courses to inject polyscharides (sp?) into the soil it had much thicker tine though

    See you in Orlando
  3. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    Yea, that would pretty much cover it. If only it cored as well. :cry:
  4. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,720

    I see what you're saying...
    But I don't have access to de-chlorinated water at this very remotely located house.
    So if I go with a sprayable, it'll have to be applied out of a (new and clean) backpack sprayer; using some unspoiled cistern water I can get off of my barn. And using the back pack's a pain in the b*** as far as getting even coverage is concerened.

    Are there a relatively cheap water de-chlorinator available on the market for this kind of purpose, that can be easily attached to a standard residential outside hose bib?
    If so...maybe I'll go that direction.
  5. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,115

    Most pet stores carry very inexpensive dechlorinators in the aquarium section. Most use certain chemicals to reduce ammonia in the water from fish poop, just find a straight dechlor for your purpose.

    Clean equipment should always be used when spraying biology. A lot of people use hydrogen peroxide for cleaning equipment, I would guess that chlorine bleach would work as well. I believe most people triple rinse after using a cleaner in their spray rigs. hopefully someone that has been spraying biology for a while will chime in with their practices

    People use electric back pack sprayers all the way up to 3000 gallon hydroseeders to apply biology products
  6. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,643

    Try Vita-D-Chlor.


    I don't know the cost though.
  7. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,643

    Or just get regular Vitamin C tablets.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    i like that injector system but it wont fit in a lot of areas i do:confused:
  9. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,583

    or add humates.
  10. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,499

    I was always told if you aerate the water the chlorine will go out. I also spoke with a Dr that produces a good portion of mychorazae(sp?) for the country and he said chlorine has no effect because they use city water to grow the legumes and mychorazae. He said there is no study proving chorine kills the spores. I do a chit load of deep root injection and trust him in this. Im sure others have a different opinion on the topic. But i have to believe the big guy.

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