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grassmanak
04-13-2007, 09:27 PM
Im gonna start spraying liquids this year and try and compete in the commercial market. I know sounds dumb, everyone thinks liquid is far superior than granular apps/ I have a 200 gallon poly tank im going to build a system off of. A few questions though, what is a general coverage area on 200gallons. What size pump should i buy. Planning on 300ft of hose on an electric reel setup;

J Hisch
04-14-2007, 08:50 AM
coverage are depend on how much you plan to spray per 1000k

indyturf
04-14-2007, 12:36 PM
I got around 2.5 acres with 200 gallon @ 2 gal per K. I agree the liquid weed control is Superior but I prefer granular fert. thats one of the reasons I went to a PG.

ThreeWide
04-14-2007, 12:50 PM
Most preemergent and postemergent applications could be sprayed at 2 gallons per M. If you are spraying Urea and Potassium, you can spray at 2 gallons per M in cooler weather, but in warmer conditions it could burn at that rate. 3 to 4 gallons per M is safer in that case. Certain liquid fert products, such as Liquigreen can be sprayed at 2 gallons per M anytime without burning.

teeca
04-14-2007, 04:58 PM
turfunlimited, i was planning on sharing my resualts with liquid UFLEXX with you, but as cold and wet as the springs been, i don't think the turf will ever get out of it's dormancy stage! sorry

ThreeWide
04-14-2007, 06:19 PM
I have sprayed a few during the past month. Have not had the opportunity to check the results yet.

We probably should not talk about this in a open forum :)

This product is so new that we can probably keep it a secret for a while.

teeca
04-14-2007, 06:28 PM
well i got the high road talk from lesco, they are like the know it alls.. they gave me 6 pages of bad on uflexx, guess they cant get it at a good price and mark it up 300% lol

J Hisch
04-14-2007, 08:32 PM
I agree Uflexx has been great tool for us, but we have to go to IL to get it at a decent price. I understand the drawback but for 2 applications a season the drawbacks dont outweigh the pluses.

sprayboy
04-14-2007, 08:41 PM
teeca,

If they gave you the bad on uflexx, what are they pushing?

teeca
04-14-2007, 08:47 PM
green flo?? or something like that... i can get 30-0-0 NBN for $4.25gal and get the same resualts, but the uflex lowers the cost per k in half. and yes i add other nutriants to the mix.

sprayboy
04-14-2007, 09:07 PM
teeca,

I've been getting uflexx from Advanced Turf for a couple years now. They keep it in stock.

Neal Wolbert
04-15-2007, 01:26 AM
teeca,
If you check with the manufacturer of UFLEXX (not Simplot by the way) I think they will tell you that cool temperatures don't effect the N release very much with this product. I would give them a call to confirm that.
Neal

teeca
04-15-2007, 07:34 AM
thanks neal, does your product do ok in the cool wet conditions that you have? i've had you in the back of my mind, the uflexx is very hard/slow to disolve in the tank, yours is a liquid form, i've just been sooo busy haven't had a chance to call you.

thanks spraybay, i get mine from turf specialities, whats their price per bag? i pay $19.50

ThreeWide
04-15-2007, 08:10 AM
teeca,
If you check with the manufacturer of UFLEXX (not Simplot by the way) I think they will tell you that cool temperatures don't effect the N release very much with this product. I would give them a call to confirm that.
Neal

I think you are correct on that.

The product is an inhibitor that does not require specific soil temperatures to activate. Once the Urea is released, it all the same after that point. You are only limited by the temperature when it comes to the process of converting the Urea.

Grassworks Inc.
04-15-2007, 10:52 AM
Do you mean the 46-0-0 Uflexx? One of my suppliers is now selling the stabilizer in Uflexx, so you can add it to your tankmix and make your own slow release.

sprayboy
04-15-2007, 11:00 AM
teeca,

same price

Neal Wolbert
04-16-2007, 01:00 AM
teeca,
Ours is not effected by temperature or rainfall, and biologicals and fulvic acid as well. Re: slow mixing...add little hot water to your tank mix and your melting problems are solved.
Neal

Neal Wolbert
04-16-2007, 01:19 AM
Correction on my last post...It should read.."Ours is not effected by temperature or rainfall, and it contains biologicals and fulvic acid as well."

Anyone else experiencing long wait times for this site to load (minutes) or is it just my spam killer or something on my end?

Neal

americanlawn
04-17-2007, 07:52 PM
We run two gallons per 1000 square feet with liquid. Liquid fert + weed.

Shop around for a non-burning liquid fert, or else you might experience tip burn.

Good luck.

Grassworks Inc.
04-17-2007, 08:10 PM
Went from 3 gal/K to 2 gal/k years ago so my trucks wouldn't have to carry so much weight. Liquid fert (0%srn to 50%srn), herbicide, preemergent, fungicide,PGR's, you name it, no problems.

teeca
04-17-2007, 08:16 PM
Went from 3 gal/K to 2 gal/k years ago so my trucks wouldn't have to carry so much weight. Liquid fert (0%srn to 50%srn), herbicide, preemergent, fungicide,PGR's, you name it, no problems.

i run 1.5gal on some of my lawns and have NO problems, thats fert, iron, pre-m, and weed. though i run 2gal most of the time, unless its a fungicide that requires more.

J Hisch
04-17-2007, 08:41 PM
Uflexx I am spraying is blue in color and granular and dissolves real easy in the tank. getting it for about 14.50 per bag. but have to pick it up 5 hours away.