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Old 06-24-2008, 01:59 AM
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I too have been doing this for over 20 years and no mater how careful I try to keep my fert dry, things happen. One time, after picking up a ton, I parked it at my house and had to run. While I was gone, a big down pour came unexpectedly and filled the back of my pick-up about a foot. Soaked about 10 bags real good. Took me 6 mos to dry it and use it. What a mess.
That's not wet...that's swimming! What a nightmare.
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:31 PM
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the smell

I bought a big bag of fertilizer from Home Depot and when I opened it that's when I saw that it was wet. I had to spread it I couldn't wait for it to get dry so I spread the lumps by hand - what a mess and it took a long time. It has been more than 2 weeks and it still isn't looking like it is getting any dryer. I am trying to dry it (whatever is left of it) in the garage because we have rain pretty much every day and I am not always home to spread it on the sun and move it back before it rains. So the smell is strong in the garage.
I wonder if it is safe for my family to inhale for weeks until it is dry and used up. Is that smell OK?
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Old 08-28-2008, 09:28 PM
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A slight amonia odor is no problem. There is no pesticide or herbicide or insecticide--right? I am sure your family will let you know if its too strong. LOL.
Perhaps you need a big exhaust fan in the garage window. Rain is not good. It will not dry out much until the humidity comes down below 50 percent. Filter it and try to use up anything that will spread. Open the spreader up wide as needed. Use the lumps to feed trees. Or break up the lumps until they are spreadable. Hope this helps--I hate wet fert. Does any company make a spreader cover that is truly waterproof?
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:06 PM
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What to do with wet fertilizer. A couple days ago my pg and push behind both got rained on before I could put the bonets on them to protect the fert from the rain. Once I got to the next job I removed all the product from the hoppers and then wiped the hopper openings clean before putting in fresh dry product. Big pain tin the but. What do you recommend I do with the wet product left over. Couple days later I seems dry on top but I dont have time to investigate further.

Any tricks other than covering the hoppers when expecting rain. How does a product like fluid film work on keeping the openings clean?
Could you explain more about this Rain thing you speak of.
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:16 AM
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Rained here 2" last night. First time in 45 days. Forgot to bring in my spreader.....
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Old 08-29-2008, 05:14 PM
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Could you explain more about this Rain thing you speak of.
Just spit my beer all over the keyboard!

Man it's been dry.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:27 PM
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usually dump it in the vicon. that machine is great for chomping fert
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Old 08-30-2008, 02:45 AM
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You have a Vicon? Great!!! I'll bring over my 2 lbs of wet fert so you can dump it in your vicon....
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