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Re: ammonian sulfate


         Ammonium sulphate has 20% nitrogen, but it is slow release.  It
also has 24% sulphate which acidifies the soil, and so it helps with
alkaline situations.  It's used a lot agriculturally, but I'm not familiar
with it for lawn use.

Found this at the U. of Illinois website:

"Yes, you can use ammonium sulfate in either the lawn or garden. It is an
excellent source of nitrogen and if needed it is also a source of sulfur.
The material can be broadcast in the granular form on the surface of the
soil without concern for incorporation as it is non-volatile. Ammonium
sulfate contains approximately 21 percent nitrogen. Use that percentage
when deciding how much to apply to your lawn or garden. Normally, one
applies 3/4 to 1 lb N per thousand square feet of lawn."


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
To: "Garden" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2003 11:14 PM
Subject: [CHAT] ammonian sulfate

> Hi, Scottie's question about yellowing leaves reminds me of a question I
> have for the braintrust on this list.  I'm sure that most of you have
> heard of using ammonia sulfate on lawns to green them up.  Why does that
> work?  What does it do?  Does it work on other plants besides lawns?
> Happy Easter ya'll!  We're having hare for dinner tomorrow garnished
> with boiled weird colored eggs.
> For you Python fans.  I was sent an email purportedly written by John
> Cleese in which he tells us of those countries who are not so happy
> about Iraq, Iran and Korea being designated "The Axis of Evil."  There
> are several countries he claims that are evil wannabees.  It's pretty
> funny.  Let me know if you want to see it.
> DF
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