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by andy10917
Today, 7:45 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: JPack's Soil Test Results - 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: JPack's Soil Test Results - 2020

For the Gypsum, go with the 6 lbs/K.

For the 19-19-19 go with 5 lbs/K.
do you think it’s possible in the future for the pH to get low enough where iron would start becoming more bioavailable?
No.
by andy10917
Today, 7:39 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Weed B Gon failure against these 4 weeds???
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: Weed B Gon failure against these 4 weeds???

Where are the pictures you referenced?
by andy10917
March 29th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tracking the Forsythia Line
Replies: 22
Views: 1056

Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

Forsythia began blooming in the Lower Hudson Valley of NY.
by andy10917
March 29th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Spring 2020 SE Mass. Soil Test (logan Labs)...
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Spring 2020 SE Mass. Soil Test (logan Labs)...

As I wrote, your soil with a TEC of 12+ and a OM% of 5+ is quite rare in SE MA. Why that is will probably remain unknown. To research it, you'd have to google the appropriate "Soil survey" for your town or survey area - this can take many hours of reading to gather up details - and if the topsoil in...
by andy10917
March 28th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: roblanderson's soil test - 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 213

Re: roblanderson's soil test - 2020

The application rate for 13-13-13 is 7.5 lbs/K
by andy10917
March 28th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: To late to the prodiamine party?
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: To late to the prodiamine party?

Not too late - actually on-time. The Forsythia bloom is typically 3 weeks long.
by andy10917
March 28th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Running a Little Behind on Soil Test Interpretations
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Running a Little Behind on Soil Test Interpretations

We are back to Current, and there is no waiting.

Thanks all for your patience.
by andy10917
March 28th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: 2020 Soil Test Interpretation Queue
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: 2020 Soil Test Interpretation Queue

We are back to Current and there is no waiting line.
by andy10917
March 28th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Masbustelo's 2020 Soil Test
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: Masbustelo's 2020 Soil Test

OK - you made multiple messes with this soil test posting, but I cleaned up after you. I split your soil test results from your Renovation thread, gave it a Title for comparisons across years, and threw away the posting of the test itself in the Interpretation Queue. Please read the instructions at ...
by andy10917
March 28th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Starpartyguy Soil Test 2020 2nd try
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Starpartyguy Soil Test 2020 2nd try

Liquid fertilizers are quick, but a flash-in-the-pan solution - I'm far from being a fan of them. And Urea will not address the Phosphorus shortage. You're looking for a Starter fertilizer with a high middle number - Urea has a Zero as the middle number, so not a solution. Regular apps of Vitamin M ...
by andy10917
March 28th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: HoosierDaddy 2020 Soil Test
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: HoosierDaddy 2020 Soil Test

I'm sure that you'd like to see the OM% rising faster than it is, but the rise is steady and consistent. Stay the course! I know you don't want to read this hearing that the OM level is "mediocre", but "mediocre" is much, much better than "poor". The raw Potassium number is OK for a calcareous soil,...
by andy10917
March 28th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Spring 2020 SE Mass. Soil Test (logan Labs)...
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Spring 2020 SE Mass. Soil Test (logan Labs)...

Ummm, I hope you don't feel blown-off by this short interpretation, but last year's regimen is exactly the right thing to do. The overall report is very good (and excellent for Massachusetts!).

Keep it up! A medium Loam in SE MA is rare...
by andy10917
March 27th, 2020, 10:04 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: JPack's Soil Test Results - 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: JPack's Soil Test Results - 2020

I read your posting twice - I like it. Between the lines, I think I see a man who's up for a project. You found it. The soil is slightly on the "heavy" soil side. That's not terrible if it drains OK. But there are complications... The Magnesium number is very high - and the Ca:Mg ratio is only < 3:1...
by andy10917
March 27th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Starpartyguy Soil Test 2020 2nd try
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Starpartyguy Soil Test 2020 2nd try

Not too bad, but some areas to work on. That's a soil that's slightly to the sandy side of Loam, with a mediocre OM% number. Add compost by the ton, peat moss and/or (free) mulched leaves. Lots. A solution doesn't come in a bag. The cations aren't bad, and the resulting pH is in the sweet spot. Leav...
by andy10917
March 27th, 2020, 8:57 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Masbustelo's 2020 Soil Test
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: 'New' House old lawn Restoration 2020

I'm working on the queue now, I'll be caught up by Sunday morning or earlier. Thanks for cutting me a bit of slck. Bernstem is technically correct - you should not paste the soil test in the Queue thread - it's meant as a list of people waiting, with only a link to your test thread. I can handle wha...
by andy10917
March 27th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Can I kill weeds before spring seeding / Overseeding?
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Can I kill weeds before spring seeding / Overseeding?

I don't see enough "good stuff" to save. I see chickweed, violets (maybe), dandelions (maybe), various unnamed weeds (definitely) and a half-smoked J in the upper left corner. Save the upper left corner and RU the patch, and you can seed as soon as it's dry (2 hours?). Using multiple herbicides to s...
by andy10917
March 27th, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: JT's 2020 soil test
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: JT's 2020 soil test

I was so hoping that this would be the year when your TEC and OM% popped up, indicated serious attention to the organic matter. Nope. I hope you understand that leaving the TEC and OM like that is like pouring water into a strainer/collander - it pours out the bottom as fast as you pour it into the ...
by andy10917
March 27th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Can I kill weeds before spring seeding / Overseeding?
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Can I kill weeds before spring seeding / Overseeding?

Your posting is too vague to be answered. There is no selective herbicide that kills all weeds, including Quinclorac. You'd have to identify what weeds you have, and then check whether Quinclorac (the active ingredient in Drive 75) is labelled to control that weed.
by andy10917
March 26th, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Digging Up Poa Triv
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Digging Up Poa Triv

Posting split from prior thread - was off-topic/hijack
by andy10917
March 25th, 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Running a Little Behind on Soil Test Interpretations
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Running a Little Behind on Soil Test Interpretations

With apologies to those affected, I'm running a few days behind on Soil Test Interpretations. The spouse exits Full Quarantine tomorrow night, and gets upgraded to lower-risk-but-keep-your-distance. Keeping the house operating, having food to eat, and talking to disembodied voices for 8 hrs a day ta...