1% Fe on weed & feed

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by PR Fect, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok, this is my first time on this site. I run a small lawn service. In our forth year. I want to improve our granular fert application line. I have been looking over pricing list and working out a good cost per 1,000 sq ft. I know enough just to get me in trouble. On a Bag of lets say weed and feed, It will say: 25-3-3 25% SCU 1% Fe, 1%Mn. I'm OK till I get to the Fe and Mn. What the heck do they mean? Why would I want them. PR
     
  2. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They are micro nutrients that are necessary for healthy turf. I use fertilizers with 2% iron (Fe). Iron will give the grass a nice deep green. :) ;) :) ED
     
  3. kickin sum grass

    kickin sum grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    we use a liquid iron in our weed spray. Think about switching from the weed and feed to a liquid weed control. supirior results will follow.
     
  4. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Kickin,
    Why don't you use the spell check before you post a reply?:confused: ED
     
  5. kickin sum grass

    kickin sum grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    sorry ED. my fingers don't keep up with my brain on the key board. Is this better.

    Correction on my last post. It should read superior not supirior.
    I did not realize I was in english class and had to worry if I hit the wrong key as long as we all knew what was being said.
     
  6. kickin sum grass

    kickin sum grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sorry again all. Another mistake, can you believe me. Enough beers for tonight.

    Another correction. It should have read - Is this better?
     
  7. use of liquid herbicide is much better!

    fe, or iron, will green up turf, but also helps with stress! 4 to 5 lbs/ acre is plenty per year
     
  8. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks for the help. I'm sure we will use this site again. PR:)
     

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