Corn Gluten contains 100% corn gluten meal, a naturally occurring substance, which inhibits the growth of a seed's tiny feeder roots. This causes the seedlings to die before they germinate. Since most weeds germinate by seed corn gluten will kill the seeds before they sprout.
Corn Gluten offers a non-toxic, yet effective alternative to chemical-based weed and feed products for weed control in lawns and gardens.
Features & Benefits:
- Organic fertilizer feeds lawns naturally
- Helps build strong turf
- Use for pre-emergent weed control
- Apply by hand or using a spreader
- Safe and environmentally friendly
- Meets National Organic Program standards
- OMRI certified for organic use
- Made in the USA
Corn Gluten as Fertilizer
As a plant food, corn gluten has a N-P-K ratio of 8-0-0. It will fertilize your lawn, and prevent the growth of new weeds. Because it prevents seeds from sprouting, make sure you wait 60 days after application before spreading grass seed. Corn Gluten can also be used to fertilize shrubs and transplants. As a fertilizer, corn gluten can be applied at any time of year. The nitrogen will release slowly over a 3 to 4 month period after application.
Total Nitrogen (N): 8%
Nutrients for this product are derived from Non-GMO Corn Gluten Meal, and contain no animal manure or fillers. 100% active ingredients.
To Prevent Weed Growth:
As a weed suppressant, corn gluten acts as a natural "pre-emergent" - it inhibits seed germination by drying out a seed as soon as it begins to sprout. These qualities make corn gluten an ideal 'weed n feed' product.
To take advantage of its weed-prevention properties, it must be applied before the weed seeds start to sprout. Apply in early spring and apply again to lawns in the fall. Corn gluten is also useful when transplanting vegetables and shrubs. Apply immediately after transplanting to prevent weeds from sprouting through the enriched soil and competing with your transplant.
Corn Gluten controls common Broadleaf weeds:
- Dandelions, Barnyardgrass, Curly Dock, Green Foxtail, Black Nightshade, Orchardgrass, Shattercane, Purslane, Wooly Cupgrass, Giant Foxtail, Lamb's Quarters, Buckhorn Plantain, Quackgrass, Velvetleaf, Annual Bluegrass, Creeping Bentgrass, Black Medic, Redroot Pigweed, Catchweed Bedstraw, Clover
How To Use:
Initial treatment: Apply 50 lbs per 2,500 square feet of lawn, garden or flowerbed area. Subsequent treatments: Apply 30 lbs per 5,000 square feet. For best results, apply twice a year in spring and fall.
Corn gluten can be broadcast by hand or using a spreader. We suggest using a rotary or spinner spreader, rather than a drop spreader.
Apply corn gluten at suggested rates and leave for 24-48 hours without watering (preferably with no rain in the forecast for 48 hours). If it does not rain within 48 hours of application, water it in with approximately 1/4 inch of water, or water lawn with a soaking type rainfall. The point of not watering it right away is to begin slow breakdown, so if heavy rain comes it doesn’t wash away the pellets. Allowing for a slow crumbing effect helps keep it in place.
Notes on use from Nick Christians at Iowa State University:
Corn gluten meal works by inhibiting the root formation of germinating plants. It generally does not inhibit the roots of mature plants or transplants until you reach very high rates (80 pounds/1000 sq. ft. or higher). It should be applied before germination of the weeds. The weed will germinate and usually forms a shoot, but does not form a root. After germination, a short drying period is needed to kill the plants that have germinated but have not formed a root. Timing is critical. If it is too wet during germination, the plants will recover and form a root (this is also true of chemical pre-emergent herbicides).
As a pre-emergent, corn gluten will remain effective for 5-6 weeks following germination.
Corn gluten does not work well with seeded garden crops unless they are seeded deeply. Transplants or mature plants generally work well. Some growers put down a band, work it into the upper inch of soil, and then put the transplant in the band.
In garden and crop production, growers generally work out their own system, depending on their understanding of the crop they are growing and the weeds they are trying to control.
This organic product is made of 100% Non-GMO Corn Gluten Meal with nothing added. People and pets can use the lawn immediately after application. It will not harm beneficial insects, soil organisms, pond or stream life.
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|Coverage||2500 square feet|
|Key Feature||Organic fertilizer (8-0-0) and pre-emergent weed control. Non-GMO.|
|Origin||Made in the U.S.A.|
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Questions about the Corn Gluten Organic Fertilizer 8-0-0 - 50 lbs
- From M.C. at 4/5/13 9:49 AM
- From Sara at 2/10/14 9:17 AM
- We have 2 established asparagus beds which are over-run with the weeds listed as being susceptible to corn gluten meal. But what about our asparagus?
- Corn gluten prevents new weeds from sprouting by drying them out as they germinate. Corn gluten does not eradicate existing weeds. For your asparagus beds, we suggest hand pulling the surface weeds, then mulching the bed, leaving a clear space above the root crowns where the new asparagus emerge. Presumably you have already clipped down last season's stalks to about 1" above the ground. These stubs help you know where not to mulch, since the new shoots will be coming from amid the stubs.
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- From Courtney at 7/14/14 10:30 AM
- Would this product benefit my vegetable garden plants?
- Corn gluten will prevent seeds from germinating, including vegetable seeds. (Some larger seeds such as corn, beans and squash may grow through corn gluten in the soil.) Corn gluten will not harm established plants, and does have value as a fertilizer, but if you plan on sowing seeds in the months ahead then it's not a good idea to use corn gluten in vegetable beds. There are many other sources of nitrogen for vegetable gardens which are 'seed safe'.
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