Fert prices

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by rcreech, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. rcreech

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    2014 is going to be an awesome year.

    If you have not got your fertilizer prices yet for 2014 get them soon. Fert is at a LOW right now. Fert prices are back where they were before 2008.

    All I can say is buy now. Pricing will start to slowly increase from here on due to corn acres and demand on N.

    We have all out fert locked in plus some for 14.

    We are at the bottom so take advantage if u can.
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  2. DA Quality Lawn & YS

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    Really? I use Reinders and their EC Grow stuff. Their fert has not gone down a penny all year, in fact has crept up a bit if anything. Perhaps I am getting hosed.

    What products do you have on tap Rod and if I may ask, ballpark pricing for them?
     
  3. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    DA, I talked to my Reinders rep a month ago. He said fertilizer prices dropped and will probably drop further. I will be ordering soon. You should know that Reinders also handles Spring Valley and Anderson's fertilizer.
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  4. rcreech

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    Fert skyrocketed in 08 and pretty much doubled in price, came down a little in 09 was steady in 10 and has dropped ever since.
    Fert has dropped consistently over the last two years and we have since switched to the Bio-soilds products and freak n love them! Results have been phenominal!

    Fert has dropped over $1 just in the last 45 days for us.

    We are saving $2.83 a unit this year over last year. Take that X 14 truck loads and life is good.

    We have already decided that we will not have a price increase next season. This will be our 4th year in a row holding pricing on our current customers as they continue to take care of us and we are going to pass our savings to them.

    I won't talk pricing on here but feel free to PM me if you would like.

    I don't see it skyrocking and neither does suppliers but if at the bottom why not buy up?
     
  5. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
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    Great news.

    Started in 09, so I don't know what the prices were.

    We shopped around this spring. We were able to get fert $6 a bag cheaper. Same quality as what we were using. We buy 4 truck loads a year. We don't quite having the buying power that you have Rod, but we are getting there.
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  6. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Not sure my total of 6-8 pallets of 3 different Fert types has much buying power. Haha.
     
  7. rcreech

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    Buying power has to do a little with lower pricing but overall the market is down.
    Everyone should be seeing lower prices.

    A friend of mine in Indiana is pretty small and he got a killer price on his fert. He buys less then a truck load a yr.

    Volume does help on price but market is the big deal.
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  8. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thanks for the info,
    wish I had space to store a few trailer loads,

    im putting some energy into buying a commercial property
    going into the winter, hopefully something of good size

    it has been nice to save a few bucks on materials this year,
    though the rest of overhead and expenses seem to keep
    slowly creeping upwards not down, not sure on prices for next year

    btw Rod, ive always thought using biosolids on turf is a great way to
    get rid of the nasty stuff, and benefit our turf at the same time,
    glad its working out for you
     
  9. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    rod, very nice speaking with you the other day. appreciate it
     
  10. DA Quality Lawn & YS

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    What biosolid product have you been using Rod?

    I wont put out pricing on everything I buy...but one example I bought a pallet of 33-0-5 with 100? RxN (slow release) and 2% Fe last season at $19/bag and this season is $20.55?? And most on here are saying fert prices are going down??
    I know I only buy like 2 pallets per round so zero purch. power but still not seeing any of this soft market coming my way.
    Perhaps I check back with JDL or give Specialty Ag & Turf (another local dealer) another shot?
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2013

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