Corn gluten

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  1. James Arthurs

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    This stuff has become one of the silver bullets of horticulture south of the border, but seems to be getting ignored to death up here. It seems to have well-documented hair root supression capability in the U.S., but this can't be mentioned if you're a Canuckian vendor (no clearance from gov.ca in this department if you sell it as a herbicide). Googling it for Canajun sources yields nobody within 500 kloms or lightyears,but it is available in Washington state. Is there anyone who can see a way of finding it in BC without disturbing the POWERS THAT BE and getting it out on the market?
     
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    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I have sourced corn gluten meal locally. you wont find it sold or marketed or intimated to be a herbicide. that takes a PCP act number and registration which is unlikely for a naturally occuring product (read not patentable). try stream organics or sure growth distributing, you should be able to google contact info for either fairly easily.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thanks. I prefer having composted b.s. in my garden as opposed to the trendy garden writers' version which I've found ususally adds more work at weeding time, & CGM seems to belong to the uncomposted variety. Gracias!!
     
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    I just picked up two bags of BC-produced corn gluten at GardenWorks yesterday. The salesperson was very effusive that it's great stuff, so I'll try it. It's very expensive though, $30 for a 5kg bag

    Can anyone tell me of a good organic herbicide for existing dandelions?

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    Christine
     
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    Anne Taylor Active Member 10 Years

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    I purchased a couple of huge bags of corn gluten at Wal Mart two years ago.$21 each got it at the last of the season for 4$ a bag. I was grinning all the way home.
    Haven't seen it since. Got one bag on, bit by bit as needed and hand weeded the lawn for a year. The results were really satisfying. Of course the product is not available anymore. - go figure. I don't care if they sell it as face cream, I'd just like to buy some. I 'm even more determined because the other bag was devoured by rats and their cousins the rats with good press and nice hair ( grey squirrels.) See- everybody likes the stuff. I'm off to the feed mecantile to see what they have.
     
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    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Christine, for an organic herbicide try Safers Topgun, it is non selective and is registered for use in Canada, it is best applied in warm, dry weather as it as as a dessicant. Available at Gardenworks.
     

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