Will corn gluten act as pre emergent stopping grass?

albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)June 30, 2011

Will corn gluten act as pre-emergent stopping grass?

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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Yes.

tj

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 6:36PM
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jonas302(central mn 4)

No

It is said to reduce the germinating of small seeds and has absolutely no affect on grass sprouting from roots

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 10:18PM
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nutsaboutflowers(2b/3a)

Hi again. Did you see the information I gave you on your last post about corn gluten?

Regarding it acting as a pre-emergent for grass, Doug Green from Simple Gifts Farm has some helpful reading. If you're not aware of who Doug Green is, he's published books and has been gardening "forever".

www.simplegiftsfarm.com/corn-gluten.html

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 12:20AM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

The best source of information about Corn Gluten Meal would probably be the Iowa state University researchers that discovered its use. They do indicate that CGM will suppress the growth of some grass seedlings. I am not able to find anything to indicate it will stop the growth of grass from roots.

Here is a link that might be useful: Corn Gluten Meal

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 6:49AM
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nutsaboutflowers(2b/3a)

If you do a google search "Doug Green corn gluten" you'll get tons of information written for everyday gardeners. He tells you how much to use, what it does, how it works, what it does and doesn't work for, all in simple terms. =:)

( I am in no way advertising or associated with him. I just enjoy his websites and knowledge.)

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 12:48PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

I took "act as pre-emergent" to mean seed. Yes it will affect grass seed but not the rhizomes.

tj

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 5:01PM
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nutsaboutflowers(2b/3a)

I don't think the person who posted this question is here. Didn't respond to the other question from June 27th either. Oh well........

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 5:02PM
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