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by andy10917
July 8th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Addition of Humates to Soil Plans
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: Addition of Humates to Soil Plans

It's not that simple - even with intense effort, a 1% rise in OM% per year is tough. 0.5% rises are more common. Regular OM can take a decade to get from 1% (very poor) to 5%+ (excellent). It all depends on where you're at now - we Americans are not overly prone to waiting for a decade for anything....
by andy10917
July 8th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: I got a visit from the County Water Department
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: I got a visit from the County Water Department

Dave, the same thing happened to me years ago.
by andy10917
July 7th, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fenoxaprop Calculation Help
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: Fenoxaprop Calculation Help

It is interesting, Bayer markets the same formula as Bermuda grass control in a different bottle. Same stuff, different label. That's more common than you'd think. Ortho WBG Clover, Chickweed and Oxalis Killer and Ortho Poison Ivy and Tough Brush Killer are the same product, but the label is differ...
by andy10917
July 6th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: AndyV 2020 Soil Test
Replies: 36
Views: 438

Re: AndyV 2020 Soil Test

Your call - I told you what the "official line" was, and what I personally do (not always the same thing). None of that involves Urea. It is your call on whether to go forward - nobody but you. You are informed of the possible risks, and able to make your own decision.
by andy10917
July 6th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: AndyV 2020 Soil Test
Replies: 36
Views: 438

Re: AndyV 2020 Soil Test

It's a balancing act, with no "absolute" answer. When you're on a remediation regimen, you have to balance between making progress on remediation and playing things safe in the Summer. Urea will force growth where you use it, and if you're not providing enough water to support the growth, that becom...
by andy10917
July 6th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fenoxaprop Calculation Help
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: Fenoxaprop Calculation Help

That's not concentrate - that's a dilution meant to be used for RTU consumer products. The concentrate is 6.59% Fenoxaprop.
by andy10917
July 6th, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: DocV Soil Test 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: DocV Soil Test 2020

I assume I can spray on the K, B and Zn at the same rates you outlined? No. The quantities of nutrient that can be applied using a foliar application are a small fraction of what can be applied directly to the soil. All nutrients listed are for quantities using a spreader. What are good sources for...
by andy10917
July 4th, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: DocV Soil Test 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: DocV Soil Test 2020

Get Twenty Mule Team laundry soap (for Boron) from the grocery store, and Zinc Sulfate from EBAY/Amazon. Apply at 3 tablespoons/K each as outlined in the Micronutrient Application Guide, every 60 days.
by andy10917
July 4th, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Anybody grows Quackgrass seed?
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: Anybody grows Quackgrass seed?

You just know patches of weeds like-dark green kentucky bluegrass, will break out on that quackgrass monostand!
Wally, at least we know what kills the dreaded "KBG Weed" - determined, loving, expensive care. It always works.
by andy10917
July 4th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Summer Fertilizer
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Summer Fertilizer

My summer fertilizer of choice is water. Hopefully in the form of rain, but I'll use the synthetic city version if I need to.
You can also apply 0-0-0 fertilizer in whatever quantity you desire, whenever you desire. Make sure to also apply it with Dihydrogen Monoxide.
by andy10917
July 4th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: 2020 RichardGrasser Soil Test
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: 2020 RichardGrasser Soil Test

15-15-15 is available locally and is what I plan to use. About 6.5 lbs/K is the right application rate. Half that for July. Apply monthly. The temperature here has approached the mid 90's, can I do any damage by top dressing in this heat or is it best to wait until the weather cools? What are you t...
by andy10917
July 4th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: DocV Soil Test 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: DocV Soil Test 2020

Doc: Very thorough profile of your scenario - thanks!! While a first soil test outlining the differences in soils front-to-back can point out issues, your's doesn't show many differences and I think a single (mixed) test in the future is good enough. Structurally, you've got a Loam soil there with a...
by andy10917
July 4th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: How Humates Show up on Soil Tests
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: How Humates Show up on Soil Tests

Yes, the book is the one you referenced. And Yes, Humates are excellent at keeping the Iron available for the lawn - it's on my list of things-to-do to come up with a way to build the chelation that occurs into a regimen, but the current list of experiments is as much as I can pay attention to. That...
by andy10917
July 4th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Fungus or Disease??
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Fungus or Disease??

Mushrooms are not a sign of issues - as a matter of fact they are an indicator of the presence of organic matter. For the most part, they are the equivalent of flowers for mostly-beneficial fungi.
by andy10917
July 4th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: 2020 RichardGrasser Soil Test
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: 2020 RichardGrasser Soil Test

Richard: Given that the size of the backyard isn't that large, you can be rather intense in your regimen without building up large costs or work efforts. Structurally, the lawn soil is a Loam at the high end of 8 - 15 TEC range for loams. That is not a problem as the soil should hold nutrients well....
by andy10917
July 4th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Anybody grows Quackgrass seed?
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: Anybody grows Quackgrass seed?

JVQ: I would contact SEEDLAND.COM. They carry large quantities of forage and pastureland grasses, although I didn't see Quackgrass on the list. They did have a hybrid that was a cross of Quackgrass and something else. They did have a large group of choices though, so I suspect your inquiry will be a...
by andy10917
July 3rd, 2020, 10:25 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 145
Views: 4388

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

Very, very impressive - but I've gotten used to that from you, NC !!
by andy10917
July 2nd, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 145
Views: 4388

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

I've been hit by thunderstorm after thunderstorm - I lost count after a dozen in 3.5 days
by andy10917
July 2nd, 2020, 1:38 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Can "Too Much" Serenade Be A Problem?
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Can "Too Much" Serenade Be A Problem?

I've never seen any issues with overapplication.
by andy10917
July 1st, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Lawn Care Basics 101
Topic: New lawn taken over by crabgrass?
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: New lawn taken over by crabgrass?

Use products containing fair amounts of Quinclorac, or get straight Quinclorac and MSO (Methylated Seed Oil). Apply as the label directs.

Quinclorac is one of the safest products for newly-seeded/young lawns.