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Re: Pre-Emergent Herbicides

  • Subject: Re: Pre-Emergent Herbicides
  • From: "John Dash" dash@rochester.rr.com
  • Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 08:21:11 -0500

Yes, Floyd, please send them on. I was very pleased with the results I had
last year, the first year that I used corn gluten.
Best regards, John
John Dash
Fairport, NY USA

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Floyd or Betsy
  To: hosta-open@hort.net
  Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 12:14 AM
  Subject: RE: Pre-Emergent Herbicides

  If anyone else is interested, I can forward some short articles on the use
of CGM as a pre-emergent.
  The patents are held by Iowa State University and they license the
technology.  Properly applied
  (quantity and timing) it prevents 80% of the annual weeds.  Applied a second
year, it prevents 80%
  of what's left (plus those that blew in).  Applied the third year, ....

  A side benefit is the nitrogen it adds to the soil, allowing you to
supplement with relatively
  common 10-10-10 or the like.

  Floyd Rogers

  -----Original Message-----
  From: owner-hosta-open@hort.net [mailto:owner-hosta-open@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Bill Meyer
  Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 1:21 PM
  To: hosta-open@hort.net
  Subject: Re: Pre-Emergent Herbicides

  Hi Viktoria,
       I have heard of corn gluten as a pre-emegrent but not of how well it
  works. You're the first person I've heard having experience with it. Does
  perform as well as Surflan and Treflan? The latter do a very good job,
  eliminating the vast majority of annual weeds. As long as they are not used
  to excess they are pretty safe for everything but small roots.
                                  ......Bill Meyer

  > I vastly prefer to use corn gluten (Amaize, WOW, Safe and Simple etc.)
  > pre-emergent weed control because of virtually no toxicity at all.  It is
  > best applied in early season before foliage unfurls because it will
  > leaves if applied in wet conditions (but will not kill the plants).  The
  > drawback is that you must think a year ahead: 90% of the effect is in the
  > following year.  In my state it can only be sold as a fertilizer (8-0-0),
  > but the pre-emergent effect has been documented in university studies.

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