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Old 04-05-2013, 02:08 PM
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24-5-11 vs 28-2-3 fertilizer

I'm trying to compare which to go with. Obviously they are pretty similar and i'd like to use the less expensive one. I'm ok with paying a little more if it is worth the extra money. So what do you guys think?

24-5-11 is 25% slow release uflexx and also has urea. $17.50 per bag

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28-2-3 25% SR SCU. $17.20 per bag.

This will be used on Bermuda grass and the rate will be 1 or .75 lb N per application depending on the round. It will get 3 applications.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:05 PM
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24-5-11 vs 28-2-3 fertilizer

Grass, just comparing the N you would have to use about a half lb. more of the 25% Nitrogen product /1000 sq ft. to get the same N rate/1000. Overall if you want the P and K the 25 is the better bang for your NPK buck.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:50 PM
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I prefer the Uflexx over the SCU since it is stabilized. Do you need the extra P and K?

That Blue Uflexx mixed with the white sure is purdy LOL
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:17 PM
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I'm tossing around the same things. And was fishing for info in the Nutrisphere thread I started. Last year the 3 products I used were
28-0-10 w/50% xcu
34-0-0 100% xcu w/5% Fe
43-0-0 100 xcu

The year before that, I used 32-3-8 30%xcu w/2% Fe. I am not real concerned about the fe, since I'll run some in my May blanket app. I think I'm going N only. 43-0-0 100%xcu and 46-0-0 w/Nutrisphere coating. The latter is much cheaper and contains no sulfur. Most of soil have a ph in the upper 5's, so I don't really want to add much sulfur and not many people want 1-2 lime apps. BTW, this is in reference to bermuda, mostly rotary mowed,nonirrigated common or u3.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:13 PM
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I run a blended ammonium sulfate 28-3-10 50%SCU 4Fe
I do not care for the P but they do not carry any without it. Unlike others I have a high PH so without sulfur my Fe does not do much. Just found out it looks like I am going to be giving 24.65 for it this year.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:45 PM
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Grass, just comparing the N you would have to use about a half lb. more of the 25% Nitrogen product /1000 sq ft. to get the same N rate/1000. Overall if you want the P and K the 25 is the better bang for your NPK buck.

Just seen my typos! I was referring to the 24-5-11 product. It would take a 1/2 lb. more of the 24-5-11 at the .75N/1000 amount to equal the N of the other. Sorry about that!
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:22 PM
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Got another quote from anothe dealer. They have a 30-6-10 50% xrt with micro pack. It might be 25-30 cents more per 1000 than the 28-2-3 but I could make that up on needing to carry and spread less material. Plus it's 50% vs 25% slow release n
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:33 PM
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Grass: does your soil structure tend to hold available K? Or does it leach out readily? If available K holds in your soil, then you don't need to apply much extra K you are just wasting your money. Take the fert with the lesser amount (or no) K.
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