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Cost of Fertilizer

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Keegan, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Keegan

    Keegan LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 606

    We all know the price of synthetics has gone through the roof the past few years. No where near that with organics.
    I have spent the last hour googling this and I can't find any concrete numbers. I found x product now cost this much. Ok what's the increase?
    Does anyone know where I can find a report o this?

  2. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636

    The organic market is not as large and organized as the synthetic market so it will be hard to find that info.

    Locally high quality compost prices went down 10-20% last year. (based on my own observations)
  3. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,583

    Generally, organic and organic based fertilizer cost are more stable than synthetics. Right now synthetics are dropping in price. What are you looking for?
  4. Barefoot James

    Barefoot James LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 984

    In a very sarcastic voice -

    "Ahhh JD could you please supply verified, peer reviewed, non biased article supporting your assertions that compost pricing based on your own observations have in fact decreased?"

    "These would reports would need to be detailed, in alphabetical order and listed in order of importance and certified by a credible popularly know notary public"

    "Also make sure they are submitted to the US congress - Attention Barney Frank and Charles Rangel"


    Try acres.com and they have all the doc's you need for soil fertility issues - causes, solutions, histories, etc.


    You are hoot JD and then send your findings to Rodney. Organics can help fertility of soil and help synthetics work better too. Don't ask me! Read for yourself. But you probably don't see any value in the studies done by the folks at acres usa. And yes according to these folks synthetics do damage the soil fertility. This is wher i lernt it froom - them backwood hippies at acres usa weer we smoka that ther myco rrrizee stuf an hang or hets on cow poo n cumpust tees.:waving:
  5. Keegan

    Keegan LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 606


    I want to put this information in my marketing materials and I was looking for numbers to back me up.
  6. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636



    What did you mean by "dead soil" in that other thread?

    Actually I am starting a new thread to show respect to Keegan.
  7. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,911

    James , yee haw!!! got to love back woods types. but on second thought does that saying not mean left or right when driving a team???

    Keegan, in our area we are now up to our hips in bio solid fert that gets made local from human waste, the guy got some paper and came running over to me with his whole song and dance for this dirt cheap(so low I wont say on here) fert. it can not be used for the farm but for a little N fix for some grass, its the fast and easy way to get some natural waste N for darn near free. many other city's and states are doing the same, as its very costly to get rid of the stuff with fuel prices and all. and its great stuff almost no heavy metal and they test for some pharmaceuticals as well.

    I have also seen some rumors that the waste folks here are going to start selling pellet post, sterile after the baking process and ultra light as its like 0 water. but that's only a rumor so far

    grain is still off the chart and the mined minerals are a killer.........

    as far as prices I dont have anything concrete at this time......
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    I think it is safe to say prices will vary based on your regional market. Out here, everything is more expensive.
  9. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,911

    they killed the billy blade guy fast huh?
  10. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636

    He spammed the pesticide forum too. Pay to play

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