BEST IRON out there

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by officerturner, May 13, 2014.

  1. PicturePerfectLawns

    PicturePerfectLawns LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hissing Cobra, would you happen to know the price on the Chleated Iron at your location considering you sound like you work at JDL?
     
  2. PicturePerfectLawns

    PicturePerfectLawns LawnSite Gold Member
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    Also a side question, I'd love to hear from Green Doc on a Chleated Iron question. I've always heard 7 to 10 oz per k for a dark green on the Chleated, is this high volume or low volume? Is the 7-10 ounces mixed with a gallon or five or more?
     
  3. officerturner

    officerturner LawnSite Member
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    Milorganite has 4% iron. Its done well for me as well
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  4. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Which one and what is the manufacturer's label rate? Too much iron will turn grass black, then straw brown. I stick to label rates on the chelates. I can get in real trouble with ferrous sulfate if the solution is too concentrated. 2 oz per 1000 if it is a true foliar applied at 1 gallon per 1000. If I am applying a soil drench with the intention of altering soil chemistry, it goes up to 1 lb per 1000 in 10 gallons.
     
  5. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    greendoctor I just had a friend tell me that when he gets to the end of his tank his solution is rust red(he use iron sulfat) this citric acid is that a liq or soluble power. will it effect pH
     
  6. RyanLeo

    RyanLeo LawnSite Member
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    Company I work for is using the 12-0-0 chelated iron at 6oz per k. Putting down 5gal per k.
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  7. PicturePerfectLawns

    PicturePerfectLawns LawnSite Gold Member
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    Ryan, do you have any pics. or could you shed some light on the color your getting from it? Five gallons per k seems like high volume. It seemed like I read somewhere a smaller dose of iron, but with less water volume would be just as effective. It seems like from my understanding you would get the same results at 2-3 oz. / 2.5 gallons. Right or wrong?
     
  8. RyanLeo

    RyanLeo LawnSite Member
    from Florida
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    Idk how to post pictures from my phone or I would show you the recommendations. It says apply 6 to 9oz per k in sufficient water through coverage usually 3 to 5 gallons per thousand square feet.
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  9. PicturePerfectLawns

    PicturePerfectLawns LawnSite Gold Member
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    Ryan, are ya'l seeing good results with the color in the way ya'll are using it? I've been noticing all the neighborhood offices have the deepest green around here. I came to conclusion this is their secret is the liquid apps of iron. I'd like to find a good number scheme that works best. I would love to hear about the results in the color change ya'll are receiving at these rates.
     
  10. RyanLeo

    RyanLeo LawnSite Member
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    Very happy with the results. I would be lying if I said all the lawns I spray looked the best around but the ones that are properly watered and cut look awesome. Deep green and color last between apps.
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