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by Charley
May 31st, 2017, 11:00 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: Weed be Gone Calculations
Replies: 18
Views: 609

Re: Weed be Gone Calculations

A different nozzle / tip can allow a higher flow rate, if you can keep the pressure up.
by Charley
May 31st, 2017, 9:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: another mowing height question
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: another mowing height question

The blades cut at the edge height, not at the center point average.
by Charley
May 31st, 2017, 9:20 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 200sq feet of Ky-31 in otherwise great lawn. Help?
Replies: 21
Views: 928

Re: 200sq feet of Ky-31 in otherwise great lawn. Help?

Tenacity will eventually take out the Ky-31. My experience is that it seems to be much more sensitive to Tenacity than TTTF.

It will certainly give it a good mark to identify it if you want to hit with Roundup and sod it.
by Charley
May 31st, 2017, 10:11 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Controlling rough bluegrass (Poa trivialis) - UNL
Replies: 0
Views: 175

Controlling rough bluegrass (Poa trivialis) - UNL

Article from University of Nebraska - Lincoln http://turf.unl.edu/turfinfo/5-18_Poa_triv.pdf Bottom line - It is not easy. Nonselective control 1. Rough bluegrass is most consistently controlled with glyphosate in spring. In research, I’ve consistently seen 69 to 99% control with spring applications...
by Charley
May 31st, 2017, 12:31 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: Questions on spraying Bt (on a Hickory tree) for gypsy moth caterpillars
Replies: 21
Views: 280

Re: Questions on spraying Bt (on a Hickory tree) for gypsy moth caterpillars

A little unsulphured molasses will work as a wetting agent.
by Charley
May 31st, 2017, 12:02 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Serenade and Sonnet - Bacillus Subtilis Strain QST713
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Serenade and Sonnet - Bacillus Subtilis Strain QST713

I have purchased from Advanced Turf Solutions. Several times and relatively small quantities.
by Charley
May 31st, 2017, 12:00 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: sprayer recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: sprayer recommendation

The Chapin 20V obviously lacks agitation. However it takes less than 10 minutes to empty when applying at a 1 gal / m rate. And there should be some mixing from the walking action. Just do a nice wiggle after every few passes. Give the neighbors something to admire. Coverage and flow rate are tip ad...
by Charley
May 30th, 2017, 11:29 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Serenade and Sonnet - Bacillus Subtilis Strain QST713
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Serenade and Sonnet - Bacillus Subtilis Strain QST713

I don't expect anyone buys direct from Bayer either. Sometimes helpful to do a little research before discarding suggestions. Advanced Turf Solutions has it available: http://advancedturf.com/products/chemicals/armortech-sonnet#search:sonnet Or go here to locate a distributor near you: https://www.u...
by Charley
May 30th, 2017, 9:54 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Serenade and milk together?
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Serenade and milk together?

Milk has a pretty neutral ph of about 6.5. I would guess that the micros in Serenade should survive that. I had some worries about the same thing. My approach was to use milk as a base for a batch of soil conditioner. Volumes determined by lawn size and desired application rate for the ingredients. ...
by Charley
May 28th, 2017, 9:58 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Milo + Microbial Soil Conditioner for Heavy Clay?
Replies: 20
Views: 1352

Re: Milo + Microbial Soil Conditioner for Heavy Clay?

What does kelp help do? What does humic acid do? Do either of these add mirobes? Is that even necessary in a relatively healthy lawn or should I just focus on feeding with milorganite? I have a healthy yard. I've been mulching my clippings for three years. The soil is just heavy in clay, which is t...
by Charley
May 28th, 2017, 1:35 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Purdue Turf Doctor app
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Purdue Turf Doctor app

The Purdue Turf Doctor app, a collaborative effort among Drs. Doug Richmond, Aaron Patton and Rick Latin, is the latest modern turfgrass management tool produced by the Purdue Turfgrass Science team. The app is designed to help homeowners and land managers diagnose and address turfgrass problems ca...
by Charley
May 27th, 2017, 4:21 am
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Whatta ya listenin' to?
Replies: 62
Views: 3301

Re: Whatta ya listenin' to?

The Embers - Hold Back the Night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNU4zqvNobM
by Charley
May 27th, 2017, 3:49 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Milo + Microbial Soil Conditioner for Heavy Clay?
Replies: 20
Views: 1352

Re: Milo + Microbial Soil Conditioner for Heavy Clay?

Clays have many mineral components. Gypsum will reduce the components which raise compaction tendencies. I so not understand why you would have made 2,500+ posts describing it as a myth. Gypsum is not a compaction cure. It is a relatively low cost addition to reducing the problem. Adding organics an...
by Charley
May 27th, 2017, 3:32 am
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Turfgrass Biostimulants - Kelp, Humic Acid, and More
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Turfgrass Biostimulants - Kelp, Humic Acid, and More

Two links from Virginia Tech Research: Grounds Maintenance magazine: http://grounds-mag.com/mag/grounds_maintenance_biostimulating_turfgrasses/ During the past 10 years at Virginia Tech, we have evaluated many kinds of biostimulants for use in the turfgrass industry. Of the various materials we've e...
by Charley
May 26th, 2017, 9:43 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Milo + Microbial Soil Conditioner for Heavy Clay?
Replies: 20
Views: 1352

Re: Milo + Microbial Soil Conditioner for Heavy Clay?

The discussion is about compacted clay. Sodium and magnesium elements increase clay compaction. If it has been stated and proved over a thousand times, why did you term it a myth?
by Charley
May 26th, 2017, 9:00 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Milo + Microbial Soil Conditioner for Heavy Clay?
Replies: 20
Views: 1352

Re: Milo + Microbial Soil Conditioner for Heavy Clay?

Further research should be informative for you.

Gypsum sill reduce sodium levels and magnesium levels. Both of those elements, in out of balance conditions, can increase compaction tendencies. It is chemistry.
by Charley
May 26th, 2017, 5:56 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Kelp Help / Soil Conditioner Question For Small Lawn
Replies: 50
Views: 3323

Re: Kelp Help / Soil Conditioner Question For Small Lawn

Molasses seems to act as a defoamer when I combine with shampoo. Maybe adding a couple of ounces more to the spray container would help with the foaming problem. Won't hurt the lawn. As to volume in container: Determine how much of the concentrate you want to apply based on the thousand sq ft area. ...
by Charley
May 26th, 2017, 5:29 pm
Forum: Organic lawn care
Topic: Milo + Microbial Soil Conditioner for Heavy Clay?
Replies: 20
Views: 1352

Re: Milo + Microbial Soil Conditioner for Heavy Clay?

Morph did a god job of telling you about flocculation. It takes time. One part of the scheme is to get something down to the tight clay layer and through it. Shampoo will help with that. Supposedly humates will also. Look at the Anderson's products. And supposedly gypsum will also help. If you can g...
by Charley
May 24th, 2017, 7:48 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Granular Spreadable Humic Acid?
Replies: 11
Views: 1259

Re: Granular Spreadable Humic Acid?

I have a friend who sells a product which incorporates humic acid. His story is that it only moves through the soil at 2 in / yr. A big difference in the various humic acid products is the ash component of the humic acid. That is not soluble so it won't move through the sprayer. Supposedly his produ...