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Old 06-08-2013, 05:18 PM
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24-5-10 50% XCU, 3% Fe, 17% AMS, w/Prospect

I'm considering this formula. Reason = to improve color in Midwest turf.

Saturated soils, possible nitrogen loss due to record spring rainfall (we broke the record this year going back 141 years), cloudy/cool days, infrequent mowing, cuz lawns should be mowed twice a week right now, etc.

Two things our customers want:

1) The weeds gone
2) Dark green turf

Agrium's 24-5-10, 50% XCU, 3% Fe, 17% AMS, w/Prospect is their "Cadillac" fertilizer for this time of year. Thinking about applying it at 3 lbs per 1000 sq ft.

Any thoughts? Thanks!
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:46 PM
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Is it cheap?
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:30 PM
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I sent you a PM regarding price. Not sure I need P or K, but that's how they blend it.

Rough idea for others >> truckload price (880 bags) = under $20. Less than a truckload = over $20.
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What is prospect?
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Prospect is a kind of fertilizer additive from Loveland Industries.
http://www.lovelandproducts.com/docs...DB7A97/223.pdf

I don't understand what Prospect is supposed to do.

I would drop the phosphorus--its expensive--hard on lakes and streams and not needed.

Fertilizer with 50 percent slow release should work fine, (by that they mean that 12 percent of the bag is coated fertilizer, right?)
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:49 PM
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Thanks RigglePLC. 30-0-5 50% XCU is probably what I will order. Agrium said the same as you. Historical record spring rainfall caused significant nitrogen loss in lawns & farm fields. Many farmers will be doing side dressing of N this spring.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:04 PM
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Thanks RigglePLC. 30-0-5 50% XCU is probably what I will order. Agrium said the same as you. Historical record spring rainfall caused significant nitrogen loss in lawns & farm fields. Many farmers will be doing side dressing of N this spring.
I think that is a better choice than the first you mentioned, however can you get that with Fe too? That's what makes the dark green color.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:40 PM
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larry, we used a very similar product last fall, with the prospect and 5% FE,
color response was fantastic and long lasting

so is there 3 sources of N in that blend?
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:08 PM
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Thanks guys. I'm no rocket scientist here. lol Been told micro's don't last very long. Especially iron. I trust my Agrium rep and land grant university big time. They have never steered me wrong. Grassman177 knows more about micro's than me regarding turf.

Regarding the 30-0-5 .... not sure what's in the blend. But Agrium's XCU formulations have always done well for us.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:21 PM
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right now we are using a 28-3-10 with Uflexx and 5% iron, so far i'm really liking the results.

we are purchasing this from a ewing distro for around $18.50 a bag, we were using lesco 28-3-10 with 4.5% iron which ran us around $24 a bag from them, so the savings is great and the results are very comparable. the lesco was 50% slow release, the ewing is somewhat different because it uses Uflexx, so its not so much a slow release as much as stabilized nitrogen, so a little different than sulfur coated urea.
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