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Old 12-07-2001, 02:17 AM
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Yup saw that. Are you spreading and spaying at the same time? ie fancy machine. Like for no 1. or do you do the seperate.
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Old 12-27-2001, 11:00 PM
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since we live in diff. areas, this may not apply. Here its Bluegrass, so my (old) program was..
Spring App... Fert w/ iron
Dursban(surface rate) told ya it was old

Early summer app....Fert w/iron
Barricade(1/2 rate app)
weed control as needed(trimec)
Summer app.... Fert w/iron- slow release N
weed control as needed and as weather spray....

Fall app.... Fert w/ iron

Grub control in late July....Merit...used Triumph as a curative.
Late Fall fert. late Oct. or Nov.

For Fert. went with the 1lb./1000 N, about 1/4lb. potassium and potash. Good source of info for me was Iowa State Agronomy Dept. Lotta help for commercial lawn care owners.. just my 2cents worth.
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Old 12-27-2001, 11:06 PM
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Are you spreading and spaying at the same time? ie fancy machine. Like for no 1. or do you do them seperate.
Fancy machine= Z-Spray.

Live2ride: since it's a money orented BIZ, I need to spread out the apps. It could be done in 3 to 4 apps but gota make some more money out of it.
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Old 12-27-2001, 11:49 PM
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Posts: 20's another 2 cents worth... gotta agree with DavisTLC. Why 1/2 rates with sulphur coated urea. It will also be 1/2 rate of potassium and potash. Give the customer what they pay for.... A good program with Integrated Pest Control Managment will yield you more profits with less call backs. It also results in less pesticides. Here, we get too many apps of fert, let alone weed herbicides, and the lawns get stressed. (salt index of 2-4d and mccp gets hi with to many apps.).
Also, put in the trimec in fall when dandies are just starting, then won't have the problem in spring.(no need for 2 apps of trimec, just treat as needed. plus, why the msma in fall??

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Old 12-28-2001, 10:27 AM
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Originally posted by Ric

Most experts agree that fertilizer should be applied lightly and frequantly. Golf courses apply .10 lb/M of N but do so weekly. Slow release was developed to apply fertilizer in small amounts over a long period of time. SCU no matter who makes it will only release 80% of total N. The remaining N will release in about Two years. Appling haft rates (assuming 1 lb/M is full rate) but applying it more frequantly is just another way of making the most of your fertilizer program. Light and frequant will reduce leaching so more fertilizer can be utilized by the plant. Response is all so controled by to elimate boom and bust. Fertilizing is considered a culture practise just like cutting and irrigation. As turf managers we use these cultural practises to manage our turf.

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