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Old 08-25-2008, 08:18 PM
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UAP's "XCU" fertilizer

Has anybody used this formulation yet? (It's an new technology improving on the former "SCU" formulations -- more efficient with more nutrients per pound).

rscvp, thanks
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:48 PM
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Has anybody used this formulation yet? (It's an new technology improving on the former "SCU" formulations -- more efficient with more nutrients per pound).

rscvp, thanks
Another option might be UFLEXX 46-0-0. It's coated with stabilizers that prevent leaching and volitalization. The prills are coated and I would think would be less likely than Urea to soak up moisture. I bought a couple of tons from Estes back in the Spring. Nice stuff...Clean. I used it in the tank but it appeared it would spread nicely. Can't say what the price is now but at the time it was only a couple more bucks a bag than Urea.
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:42 PM
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Uflexx is the Devil! I hate the stuff! (spreading) Soaks up moisture like none other! Makes a mess on everything! If it's humid out, you may have to clean the impeller after 1/2 bag I spread my remaining 35 bags on my friends hayfield, just to get rid of it!
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UFLEXX, I have melted it and spread it both in PG and push spreader with no problems. Melts easy and is clean. I actually spread it lastweek in a light misting rain. No problems. Must be a southern adaptable fertilizer.
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:16 PM
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UFLEXX and UMAXX are awesome fertilizers. I used UMAXX this year in my tank mix and was extremely happy with it.
Larry, I am very interested in the XCU formulation, what is the cost and the longevity of the feeding?
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:07 AM
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Larry,

I have some questions for you about UAP. I noticed a few things you had said earlier in the season about their products and a few concerns. Will you be going with their product next season and did you did you have the results you anticipated? Thanks a lot and take care!
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Smoke and Mirrors!!!
What is it that you do not like about the formulation? Have you ever tried or used the product?
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:00 PM
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new technology + more efficent

Hi "A-Team member" (TURFCO) -- I just sent FD (another A-Team member ) a PM regarding this. Now I see you posted too. So I'll post what I know publically so everybody knows about it.

XCU is an improved version of SCU. EC Grow (Eau Claire, Wisconson) manufactures it for UAP. Figure a 25% SCU ..... the XCU would be equivelent to a 35% SCU. Less N loss + more slow release, less burn potential, and more N per granule. It's new, and that's why I posted. No smoke & mirrors whatsoever.

As far as our experience with UAP: Our first semi-load was a little dusty, but UAP quickly took care of that. No prob eversince. So far we have gone through 176 tons of UAP (dry) fert with no problem. We just finished 3 applications, and we have 2 more to go. We used to buy from Scotts until they raised hell when they started their own lawn application franchises. Then we bought from LESCO for many years -- great products, great people, etc, but this year, LESCO could not compete pricewise. So this year, every fertilizer order was from UAP. Heck--I played high school football against my local UAP rep.

We're good on fert for a little while, but we'll need some soon. So I have been seriously shopping. I've looked at 32%, 34%, 46-0-0 sprayable, Tech Terra organics, and the new 43-0-0 XCU from UAP.

UAP told me today that I have 3 or 4 weeks to decide..if prices jump, he will notify me ahead of time. (that's the mark of a good sales rep)

I'll PM you with my rep's phone number. If I want smoke & mirrors, I'll vote for Osama.

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I have some questions for you about UAP. I noticed a few things you had said earlier in the season about their products and a few concerns. Will you be going with their product next season and did you did you have the results you anticipated? Thanks a lot and take care!
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:21 PM
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XCU is Agrium Advanced Technologies’ first branded product line combining polymer and sulphur coating technologies. XCU is a controlled-release product targeted towards the turf and consumer market. XCU is designed as an upgrade to the Company’s SCU product.
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