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by agn015
Today, 10:23 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: AGN015 2020 Soil Test
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: AGN015 2020 Soil Test

Thank you Andy! Hmmm I wonder where the magnesium is coming from? Maybe it was a sampling error but I’m not sure. Both last year and this year I used a proplugger to grab the inch between 3-4” depth. Would adding OM unlock some magnesium that was previously unavailable in my soil? My first soil test...
by agn015
Today, 10:07 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: AGN015 2020 Soil Test
Replies: 2
Views: 23

AGN015 2020 Soil Test

Good morning everyone, I just got my 2020 soil test results back. This is now my 5th year of soil tests and I'm pretty happy with how the numbers are looking. I'm not sure why the pH increased so much as I've never put down any lime, ever. Does an increase in potassium drive an increase in pH? I was...
by agn015
March 29th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: oceangro April sale
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: oceangro April sale

yeah, ferris farms has it , thinking of taking a ride this week. I will also check bartells in Clark. I know it is not essential travel but I am starting to go nuts at home here. Have been using mask and gloves when I go out trying to do my part. Give Bartell a call first to make sure they’re open....
by agn015
March 28th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: oceangro April sale
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: oceangro April sale

I was lucky and got the April sale price last weekend. My supplier was closing on Monday 3/23 so he was nice enough to honor it early.
by agn015
March 24th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 31
Views: 980

Re: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

My ProPlugger came in the mail so I had to try it out. Moved probably 25 plugs around to repair some damage from last summer (chinch bug I think) and some other bare spots. I wasn't sure on the timing of plugging (is it too early?) but with 1.5" of rain in the forecast this week I figured I'd exper...
by agn015
March 21st, 2020, 11:19 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Soil Testing at UMASS Suspended
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Soil Testing at UMASS Suspended

I was worried about this and sent my Logan Labs sample out on Monday 3/16 but USPS hasn’t updated tracking since Wednesday. It’s been stuck at the regional metro NY distribution center. I sent USPS a message so I hope they find it soon.
by agn015
March 21st, 2020, 11:12 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Broadcast Spreader Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Broadcast Spreader Recommendations

Keep your eyes open for used ones. I found a used Earthway C22R (similar to the 2150) for $50. It’s served me well on my 12k sqft for a few years now and shows no signs of slowing down. You’re right, the pneumatic tires are a huge upgrade from the plastic scotts wheels. I don’t know how I used the S...
by agn015
March 18th, 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: So when do we drop the PreM?
Replies: 20
Views: 598

Re: So when do we drop the PreM?

I also follow the gdd tracker just to see if I’m in the ballpark. My hope is to use the forsythia and growing degree days as two reference points to fine tune my preM timing over the next few years. So far it seems like forsythia bloom right around 300 GDD for my area and that's about the same time ...
by agn015
March 18th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 31
Views: 980

Re: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

I don’t mean to hijack this thread. I’m not worried about T&C, more the airport and coming back. I hear incoming international flights and processing is a nightmare. To keep this on subject, if I stay home more time for cleanup and such! Yes def not trying to hijack. I hear ya about the travel. We ...
by agn015
March 18th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: So when do we drop the PreM?
Replies: 20
Views: 598

Re: So when do we drop the PreM?

I dropped my prodiamine today too. Forysthia near the highways are full bloom and my neighbors thin one is about as full bloom as it ever gets. I agree that being early is better. My area is 2 full weeks early compared to last year. I was considering waiting until the weekend too but had some extra ...
by agn015
March 16th, 2020, 12:11 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 31
Views: 980

Re: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

We just got back from Turks and Caicos today. We’ve gone just about every year since 2010. They still have eggs, bread and toilet paper on the shelves in IGA so you should be okay to travel there. I’d say it might even be safer there lol. I’m planning to pull this years soil sample in the morning. T...
by agn015
March 11th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Tracking the Forsythia Line
Replies: 23
Views: 1105

Re: Tracking the Forsythia Line

My buddy sent me this today from Colonia, NJ. We’re almost there!

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by agn015
February 6th, 2020, 12:50 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Dormant Seeding Work for you.
Replies: 24
Views: 654

Re: Dormant Seeding Work for you.

I had great success in 2018 dormant seeding. Dropped seed on February 20. Sprayed tenacity April 3 and again on May 12 (I wanted to spray closer to May 3) before switching to Dimension 2EW on May 26.
by agn015
November 29th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How Do You Rate The 2019 Season For Your Lawn?
Replies: 20
Views: 376

Re: How Do You Rate The 2019 Season For Your Lawn?

I voted B: It was very good, and met most of my expectations. I had some summer damage in full sun areas but that thickened up tremendously under the aggressive N regimen this fall. I was hoping my shady areas would thicken up under the regimen too but summer/fall rust has caused some thinning with ...
by agn015
November 18th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Re: Out of curiosity, how many times did you mow this year?

I've mowed 44 times so far this year on Long Island, putting about 40 hours on the mower. I still have about 1, maybe 2 leaf mulching sessions left. Not to mention, I've got my eye on the 6 bags of leaves in front of my neighbors house...
by agn015
October 22nd, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Newly Seeded Lawn-Winterize or Not
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Newly Seeded Lawn-Winterize or Not

I was in a similar situation, getting seed down in October of 2017. Search for a thread titled yard graded near frost. The areas that got leaf mulch came in the best on my property. But I used a toro 22” and not a 600lb tractor.
by agn015
October 15th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Anyone else in the NE getting hit with rust?
Replies: 19
Views: 569

Re: Anyone else in the NE getting hit with rust?

I'm still battling my rust from last month. I almost had it fully under control with just one serenade app in mid September, but I neglected to spray a second serenade app and the rust roared back to life at the beginning of October. I put one more 2oz/k app down yesterday and plan to do weekly apps...
by agn015
October 14th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Winterizing Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: Winterizing Poll

I also voted zero but that’s because it’s illegal to apply nitrogen fertilizer in Suffolk county NY from November 1 to April 1. Otherwise I have gone aggressive on the N getting weekly apps down since September 2. If all goes well I will have 4lbs of N down by between 9/2 and 10/31. Hoping the grass...
by agn015
September 19th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Clovers everywhere
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Clovers everywhere

+1 on triclopyr. I had a few large patches of clover this spring that I hit twice, 2 weeks apart and 95% of the clover is gone. I have a few stragglers that I must have missed or only hit once. I'm planning to hit them again soon. I've never had good luck with tenacity on clover. Yes it turns white,...