Corn Gluten pellets cheaper than Soy Bean Meal

twilightzone(z7)April 9, 2007

Greetings,

Where I live, Corn Gluten pellets are cheaper than Soy Bean meal, even though I do not see any label on the CGP bag. I buy it from local feed store. In this case, can I use CGP as fertilizer all through the year instead of SBM, since CGP has more nitrogen content. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

TWZ

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lawnkidd(z7MD)

CGP or CGM are the same thing, the only draw back I see with the CGP is that it may take longer to break down then the meal form.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2007 at 3:01PM
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twilightzone(z7)

I am trying to find out if I can use CGM all through the year as fertilizer instead of Soy bean meal. For me, Soy bean meal is more expensive than CGM.

Thanks,

    Bookmark   April 10, 2007 at 5:23PM
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lawnkidd(z7MD)

Sure it is ok to use all season long another alternative is Alfalfa Meal, but not if you plan on reseeding in the fall because CGM or CGP has the side effect of being a pre-emergent and it will prevent your grasslings from sprouting. How much of a price difference is there between SBM and the CGP, how much were you quoted for the 2 meals?

    Bookmark   April 10, 2007 at 7:44PM
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twilightzone(z7)

I can get CG pellets 50lb bag for $6 and Soybean meal 50 lb bag for $13. I don't foresee reseeding as I have bermuda and zoysia.

Thanks,

    Bookmark   April 10, 2007 at 9:09PM
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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

I'm so jealous. CGM/P is so much more expensive here than soybean!

    Bookmark   April 11, 2007 at 9:03AM
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greenjeans_il(zone5 IL)

I would check to see what % CGM is used in the pellets. If it's mostly filler you may see a decrease in protein compared to the more expensive SBM. The CGM I buy I think I remember it being 60 or 80%, can't recall exactly off hand.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2007 at 10:10AM
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twilightzone(z7)

Thanks for all the information.
I will check with the feed store and let you know.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2007 at 11:37AM
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