Milorganite response time?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by dishboy, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,058

    I asked this in the organic forum also, do any of you guys know how long it takes to get a reponse from Milorganite, the ground temps are up and props irrigated, I am trying to time my next application.

    Thanks, Tom
  2. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    Depending upon a few cultural details - about 4 weeks. Soil structure, % moisture capacity, aeration porosity and temp all have a direct bearing on bacterial population/activity in the soil.
    The first application needs to be monitored, however, frequency/rate of application needs to be monitored as once the population in the soil has been altered, this affects response time - it will become less once the population increases.
  3. 6-2-0 milorganite, 5.5 units is win, and .5 units is wsn, so rate would have an effect on seeing a responce! When was the last application?
    How long for responce, are you referring to increase color or rate of growth?
    Nitrogen should last 6-10 weeks depending on rate of n applied and when it was applied?

    Fert program should be developed so their is a steady release of n at all times, with the thought that cool seasonturf will need much less n in summer months, except in the more northern regions!

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