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Old 10-14-2013, 08:05 PM
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Which chemicals to use??

I know when and why to fertilize in the fall, I'm just confused on what I should be looking for in a fertilizer for the fall. Should I be using the generic winterizer or should I be putting on straight urea (46-0-0)

and yes I have my chemical license.

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Old 10-15-2013, 12:59 PM
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There is no right or wrong answer to your question. I prefer to apply a product with a 5-1-2 combination ie (28-5-12, 24-5-11 or higher N 32-5-7). Some locals might limit your phosphates usage but for the fall its not a bad thing have. It just depend whether you program is agronomic or economically driven. I know guys that follow the clean out my shop of all fert in fall and winter program .
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:29 PM
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Cool-season grasses utilize the most N in the Fall for getting ready for Winter... 46-0-0 is typically sold as slow release and I don't think those pellets should still be intact when snow comes... I believe that a pound of N per k being utilized before dormancy is what is required...
Here in Centro Wisco we are already past the time of useable fertilizer for this season...
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:56 PM
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... 46-0-0 is typically sold as slow release...
Huh? Slower than what?
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:59 PM
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I know when and why to fertilize in the fall, I'm just confused on what I should be looking for in a fertilizer for the fall. Should I be using the generic winterizer or should I be putting on straight urea (46-0-0)

and yes I have my chemical license.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
Generally, I like to provide some K at this time of year in addition to N. Hard to say without knowing your location, type of grass, and some kind of history on the place(s).
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:47 PM
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46-0-0 is usually never sold as a slow release, usually refers to as a all mineral.
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46-0-0 is usually never sold as a slow release, usually refers to as a all mineral.
I'll have to double check... I haven't bought that stuff for years now, but I recall it as lasting 2-3 months...

The stuff I put down this Fall was 23-0-6 and it was slow release for 2 months... It has been about 2 months but there has been so little rain that I'm not sure if it is getting dissolved efficiently...

What did you mean about being "all mineral"???
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:45 PM
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General term refering to a fertilizer with no slow release.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:43 PM
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I'll have to double check... I haven't bought that stuff for years now, but I recall it as lasting 2-3 months...

The stuff I put down this Fall was 23-0-6 and it was slow release for 2 months... It has been about 2 months but there has been so little rain that I'm not sure if it is getting dissolved efficiently...

What did you mean about being "all mineral"???
I just posted this link in another thread. It is a handy reference you might like.

http://mining.state.co.us/SiteCollec...ertilizers.pdf
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:20 PM
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I just posted this link in another thread. It is a handy reference you might like.

http://mining.state.co.us/SiteCollec...ertilizers.pdf
This is an informative site... thanks...
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