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Re: roundup

  • Subject: Re: roundup
  • From: michael shelton <wilddog_202@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2004 17:17:41 -0700 (PDT)

Bill read my response then we can go into Van's
system.

--- Bill Meyer <njhosta@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi G,
>        The interest in alfalfa among hosta growers
> is in the triaconatol it
> contains. It's a safe-to-use and cheap plant growth
> stimulant. Van Wade of
> Wade and Gatton Nursery first brought it to our
> attention and I believe he
> still uses it regularly. Nobody grows hostas bigger
> and better than Van
> does, so a lot of weight is put on his choice of
> nutrients.
>                                    
> .............Bill Meyer
> 
> 
> 
> > Hi Butch,
> >
> > Not offended am i.
> >
> > Didn't thread of alfalfa include stimulation of
> plants, with question as
> to
> > why they make such a difference?
> >
> > Retaining moisture and adding organic matter to
> soil certainly are key.  I
> > was suggesting the significant impact of their
> nitrogen content.
> >
> > Was I off on the thread, or is alfalfa pellets
> used for something else?
> >
> > G
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-hosta-open@hort.net
> [mailto:owner-hosta-open@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> > Of michael shelton
> > Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2004 3:13 PM
> > To: hosta-open@hort.net
> > Subject: RE: roundup
> >
> > butch says; i'm trying to figure what is your
> point?
> > and please don't be offended.
> >
> > --- Gregory R Smith <forshade@prairienet.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Greetings from flatland Champaign, IL U.S.A.  . 
>   .
> > >     .
> > >
> > > Alfalfa being a nitrogen fixer, wouldn't pellets
> > > have good percentage of
> > > internal nitrogen.  This is true with leaves of
> > > Alder, a woody nitrogen
> > > fixer.
> > >
> > > Greg Smith
> > > ISA Certified Master Arborist #IL0020
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-hosta-open@hort.net
> > > [mailto:owner-hosta-open@hort.net] On Behalf
> > > Of NardaA@aol.com
> > > Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2004 4:40 PM
> > > To: hosta-open@hort.net
> > > Subject: Re: roundup
> > >
> > > In a message dated 8/21/2004 12:13:34 PM Eastern
> > > Standard Time,
> > > wilddog_202@yahoo.com writes:
> > > Lets look at
> > > alfalfa pellets, I believe their real value was
> the
> > > organic matter that was added not any magic
> > > ingredients.
> > > The great thing about alfalfa pellets is that
> they
> > > are a good organic source
> > >
> > > at a low price, say as compared to peat moss. 
> The
> > > bad thing is that the
> > > animals love them and will make a mess eating
> them.
> > >
> > >
> > > Once while cleaning out the garage I threw out a
> bag
> > > of alfalfa pellets on
> > > an
> > > annual bed.  Had the biggest bed of healthy
> weeds
> > > the following spring.
> > > Butch, this sure does make me think about
> alfalfa
> > > but not enough to put up
> > > with
> > > the opossums and other things that they bring
> in.
> > >
> > > Narda Miller
> > >
> > >
> >
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