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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by tbettis, Feb 18, 2008.
need some feedback on this product
Can't give real recent report but used to sell it retail about 11 yrs. ago. Greens up nice but did not contain all the natural and benificial bact. and additives to enhance the soil like organics should to build a complete growing system or what you want to call it. Natural ferts work best when you build the soil to help support the grass not just "feed" the grass.
We carry a stand alone granular biosolid product, a blended biosolid/composted chicken manure product, and bridge products with them as the base. Sold by the pallet or truckload.
I have used it before... easy to use. hard to screw it up. can't burn. when you compare the price of actual N per lb, you will get sticker shock.
Milorganite has a nice N release rate but it doesn't contain potassium. I would rather not have to make a separate app of K. When I lived in Rochester, NY there was a local supplier that used Milorganite in a custom blend to make a 10-6-4 product.
I agree with PSU. Good product, nice response, but no K makes it more of an additional "supplemental" application.
When blended into other fomulations, though, it is a very effective combination. I believe some of Lesco's Novex fomulations had 30% biosolids, and I used a 19-2-19 blend from UAP with approx 30% biosolids + MU, Amm Sulf and SOP that was simply the best fertilizer I've ever used.
But find some biosolids made locally. Houactinite is sold here in TX for a lot less than Milorganite. I think Houston's crap is every bit as good as Milwaukee's, just more "y'all" instead of "hey 'dere".
I just put out nearly two pallets of it yesterday. My back was killing me today.
Around 17lbs per thousand!! Milorganite is a great product. EXCELLENT for rooting sod!
Good old Milwaukee sewer sludge.
I use a bridge-product that has Milorganite in it. Great results!
Research it, before you use it. It does contain heavy metals and PCB's. The amounts are within federal guidelines, but something to consider if your promoting natural, organic & safe.