24-5-10 50% XCU, 3% Fe, 17% AMS, w/Prospect

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by americanlawn, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm considering this formula. Reason = to improve color in Midwest turf.

    Saturated soils, possible nitrogen loss due to record spring rainfall (we broke the record this year going back 141 years), cloudy/cool days, infrequent mowing, cuz lawns should be mowed twice a week right now, etc.

    Two things our customers want:

    1) The weeds gone
    2) Dark green turf

    Agrium's 24-5-10, 50% XCU, 3% Fe, 17% AMS, w/Prospect is their "Cadillac" fertilizer for this time of year. Thinking about applying it at 3 lbs per 1000 sq ft.

    Any thoughts? Thanks! :usflag::canadaflag:
     
  2. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Is it cheap?
     
  3. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
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    I sent you a PM regarding price. Not sure I need P or K, but that's how they blend it.

    Rough idea for others >> truckload price (880 bags) = under $20. Less than a truckload = over $20.
     
  4. pieperlc

    pieperlc LawnSite Senior Member
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    What is prospect?
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  5. RigglePLC

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  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks RigglePLC. 30-0-5 50% XCU is probably what I will order. Agrium said the same as you. Historical record spring rainfall caused significant nitrogen loss in lawns & farm fields. Many farmers will be doing side dressing of N this spring.
     
  7. Yatt

    Yatt LawnSite Member
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    I think that is a better choice than the first you mentioned, however can you get that with Fe too? That's what makes the dark green color. :clapping:
     
  8. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    larry, we used a very similar product last fall, with the prospect and 5% FE,
    color response was fantastic and long lasting

    so is there 3 sources of N in that blend?
     
  9. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks guys. I'm no rocket scientist here. lol Been told micro's don't last very long. Especially iron. I trust my Agrium rep and land grant university big time. They have never steered me wrong. Grassman177 knows more about micro's than me regarding turf.

    Regarding the 30-0-5 .... not sure what's in the blend. But Agrium's XCU formulations have always done well for us.
     
  10. buddee

    buddee LawnSite Member
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    right now we are using a 28-3-10 with Uflexx and 5% iron, so far i'm really liking the results. :)

    we are purchasing this from a ewing distro for around $18.50 a bag, we were using lesco 28-3-10 with 4.5% iron which ran us around $24 a bag from them, so the savings is great and the results are very comparable. the lesco was 50% slow release, the ewing is somewhat different because it uses Uflexx, so its not so much a slow release as much as stabilized nitrogen, so a little different than sulfur coated urea.
     

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