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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2003 5:13 pm 
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Bluestem,
Congrats on your win. That is proof that orgaincs are truely the way to go. Now you just have to convince the others to go organic also.

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:?: Could you give us any tips? :D Congradulations!! :!:

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Congrats. I'm not familar with such a judging event, could you tell us a little more about it. Is the hay put under a microscope? How do they judge it and what are the criteria? What kind is it and what are you doing with it?
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Yes please, tell us more about it. How were you awarded the first place finish and how is the judging done?

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HOOORRRRAAAAAYYYYY!! for you Bluestem! BIG SCORE FOR OUR SIDE!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: WAY TO GO!! 8) 8) So don't hold back; share all, spill your guts! There are many people who are waiting for your information! This includes my brother-in-law who is pondering raising organic hay in his newly acquired fields. Share your wisdom, please!!! What kind was it? What fertilizer(s) did you use? How often? What methods & how often did you water? We want all the details! We are SO proud of you!


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For you people that are new to this forum, thats Kathe, our "Organic Cheerleader". We are all happy for your winning first place and being organic. Maybe the 2nd & 3rd place finishers will think about becoming totally organic as well.
We're all waiting for the answers to the previous posted questions.

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Bluestem,
Thanks for your answers. Looks like all your hard work, along with being organic paid off in a big way. Keep it up and get 1st place next year again.

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Thanks for all the great information. I'll pass it on to my bro-in-law, who is waiting for me to get back to him. Hey, Gar, are you makin' fun of me? :D :roll: That's okay, I'll accept your poke in the ribs 'cause you're just as much a cheerleader as me! I'll be braggin' on you, Bluestem!


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Kathe,
No not making fun, just promoting you to the rest of the community. :D
PS: Hope your bro-in-law has the same results as Bluestem. All the cheerleading and campaigning is paying off. Maybe the chemical community will wake up and realize that organics are much better and healthier. Then we will have a much better world to live in and turn over to our children when we are gone.
Enough soap box time!!

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What rates per acre did you spray? I'm thinking about a gallon per acre.

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The reason I guessed a gallon of molasses per acre was that a cotton farmer up in the Panhandle is spraying his no-till, no irrigated, cotton with 1 gal per acre, 4 times per season. He is the only farmer in the area with micorrhyzal (sp) fungi helping him keep the roots moist. He has figured out that the savings from not irrigating or keeping any of the irrigation equipment has saved him more than enough to make up for the profit differences from having only slightly less crop than the chemical sprayers and irrigators.

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We usually place in the top ten in the Wood Co. hay show every year. It is the oldest hay show in the nation. All we use is organic and have for the past ten years. But it is hard to get others to go with the organic program.... they want a one time cure all for years of chemical abuse. It is a program and depending on the soil it might only take one application or it might be several years to turn it around.
www.watsonranchorganic.com

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