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Old 03-13-2014, 09:18 AM
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Signature series fert (stay-n vs. xcu)

Anyone use signature series fert before? i believe its from agrium. I'm looking at 24-0-5 ,They have this stay-n fert which i guess has some kind of nitrogen stabilizer, then polycoated xcu stuff. Its $2 per bag cheaper for the stay N. I know the xcu is gonna be a better.. However, not so sure about the stay-n and how it works.

I do 90% bermuda, and my 3 summer rounds are fertilizations which will be 5 to 6 weeks apart. I have been considering the stay N because of the cost. Just want some opinoins on those who have used both so i can get an idea what to expect. trying to make up my mind.
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:23 PM
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anyone? I ordered a pallet of 24-0-5 2%FE 40%XCU . Seemed like a good way to go although not the cheaper route.
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:40 PM
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XCU is a true slow-release nitrogen source. Stay-N is basically worthless. It claims to act as a nitrogen stabilizer but university studies have shown no real difference between it and straight, untreated, urea. You made the right choice by spending the extra money.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:54 AM
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Not sure about the nitrogen stabilizer Stay-N.
http://www.hadleysllc.com/sites/defa...rf%20flier.pdf

100 pounds of urea requires about 3 ounces of Stay-N. It reduces losses due to leaching or volitilization of urea.
It appears to increase the green effect on turfgrass.
http://www.growercentral.com/sites/d...hibitorsv3.pdf

Anybody else have experience? Opinion?
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:07 PM
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I've got 4 bags of the Stay-N in the garage. I'm gonna be using it on my lawn this year side by side with my neighbors lawns who will be getting the XCU. I'll have to take some pictures and see what difference is.
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