Florida, in 1 month you can't apply fert's, solutions please

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by ICT Bill, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
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    In Florida if you apply every month = 5.76 to 7.2 lbs N per 1,000 per year (with non blended compost).

    Doing it this way also gets you to the property monthly to monitor weeds, diseases, and insects. It is win-win-win IMHO.
     
  2. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    If they are labeled as a fertilizer with N and P on the label they cannot be applied during the ban
     
  3. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
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    Sounds like a good bridge program, and you're there every month or so to check the weeds. :waving:
     
  4. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
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    I don't know how it's done in FL, but none of the meals I buy wholesale in Ohio list N, P & K.
    The labeling is 100% geared toward feeding livestock.
     
  5. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    its got to have a label if it did not get composted as a ffed stock.........
     
  6. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    and really, why so much work, the clover I put down on some yards is dead from the heat not and the lawns are in A1 shape, soil and tissue tests are in the high ranges, and the some in some yards is at the 9-14% ranges now. add to that a great crop of shrooms and some tea. shaggy main are great eating and the Ital boys love them, so every day they mow some and put the N in the works so....

    and why the hell is every one so hung up on the N any ways, my sod farm has a low N soil for SAG and every one that has seen it is blown away!!!!!!!! oh and we harvested it 3 times this year!!!!! try that...........
     
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Exactly! Time to put an end to the "program" mentality, and start managing based on REAL need, not a perceived one.
     
  8. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    ok so 2 have woken up from the fert nap..........
     
  9. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
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    So, you're saying that any meal in FL has to be labeled as a fertilizer if it's not meant to be sold as a feed product?
    What a racket! :wall
    Glad I'm up here in Buckeye land!
     
  10. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    No, what they are saying is that if you are billing a customer for a fertilization program, you have to use a state registered fertilizer. For the product to be registered as a fertilizer it must have a label stating the NPK and micronutreints, if any
     

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