John Polk wrote:Welcome to permies David.
When you say 'so called organic', what do you mean?
If it is truly organic, the hens should never be fed antibiotics, chemicals, GMOs, etc.
If the label just says something like 'Natural', 'Nature's own', etc. then it probably will contain trace amounts of those additives. If it actually says "Organic", and/or has an OMRI label, then it should be safe to use.
If it does however, have any of those ingredients, probably the most concerning would be the antibiotics ("against life").
We live in an over medicated society, and tests of treated waste water often reveal substantial quantities of antibiotics. Besides killing much of your soil life, their abundance in 'the wild' (your lawn and dog) is a primary factor of the evolution of disease organisms that are developing immunity to these 'life savers'.
EDITED to add: This is much more of a concern on edible crops than it is on a lawn, but still a concern.
John Polk wrote:Well, that certainly is not an "organic" product.
"Organic" can be a very loose term. For 'organic' produce, the regulations are pretty strict.
In general commerce, the interpretation is much looser.
It could be argued that petroleum, and its by-products are organic.
After all, it is derived from foliage that has been decaying in the earth for millions of years.
Doesn't mean that you should spray your tomato plants with kerosene, because it came from plants.
Their claim that it is based on organic matter reflects that its primary ingredient is chicken shit.
Undoubtedly from 'factory farmed hens', whose diet is mostly GMO soy and corn, laced with antibiotics.
Almost all commercial chicken manure comes from factory farms - they produce tons of it as a by-product.
Try scattering some clovers into your lawn. They will fix as much nitrogen from the atmosphere as that product will provide.
David Davis wrote:
The product is Richlawn Pro-Rich: http://www.therichlawncompany.com/products/fertilizers/pro-rich-turf-food/
and the label says "Natural, Organic Based" but it doesn't have the OMRI label.