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Old 04-03-2014, 09:09 PM
GreenerSolution GreenerSolution is offline
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fert analysis comparison

14-0-7 30% xtu .43% prodiamine
13-0-0 25% xtu .43% prodiamine

32cents price difference per bag.

My question is, is the 1st analysis that much better over the second for the price difference? Having over 200 acres, the price adds up. the a.i. and #n/1000 are the same
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:21 AM
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The first one is a better buy if soil testing indicates a need for potassium.
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:47 AM
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To me, it looks like the driver of the cost is the difference in % xtu (should it be XCU?). It has nothing to do with which one is better -- it's all about the cost of the materials. Coated products have a cost. The more coated product, the higher the cost.

What's your target prodiamine rate? Such a low analysis fertilizer with 0.43% prodiamine impregnation doesn't give you much N or K from those applications.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:43 AM
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.75 ai and .5 of n

Yes it is xcu. Lol. My phone auto corrected
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:35 PM
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If you're only applying 1/2 a pound of N, the slow release probably isn't that big of a deal. The small difference between 25 and 30-percent definitely isn't important. Like Greendoctor said, if your soil tests show a lack of potassium, the 1/4 pound or so of K might be worth the 40-cents. Otherwise, just save your money.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:41 PM
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Thanks Shane. also, tHe better analysis comes from JDL. The other one comes from, a more reputable company Imo. I bought a pallet of both for right now.I think taking some soil samples and applying it where it is mostly needed is wise advice from you two.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:46 PM
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How much square footage does each bag do?
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:51 PM
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Hissing, both bags contain .43% Prodiamine. Assuming that the bags are the same size, the coverage is the same.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:48 PM
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Coverage is the same. 12,500
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