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granular late fall fert - need advice

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by americanlawn, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sorry That is not an acceptable Definition. Read My Post about how Prill is made.

    Read the Link I have to Wikipedia. There in no way they talk about Slow release. What they talk about is How Prill is made and what it is.

    ""A prill is a small aggregate of a material,"" HELLO WHAT IN A GRANULE??? other than a small aggregate of material. All Prill is a Granule but all Granules are not made by a Prill tower.

    BTW Did your Girl Friend give you that screen name?? I guess we all can't be Porn stars.
     
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    I will second that answer. How does Roundup work other than to stop Carbohydrate production. When the Energy supplied by the Carbohydrate runs out the plant can no longer grow and dies. That is pretty much the story across the board. Seed have Storied carbohydrates for energy and must form Leaves to produce their own energy before the stored energy run out. Therefore Plant must store energy in the form of Sugars called Carbohydrates in order to start Growing in the spring. Of course once they start metabolising the sun's energy they replace the Carbohydrates used to over winter.
     
  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Larry

    I am surprised you even look at that crap Scott pushes on the unwashed masses. IMHO only the uneducated homeowner would fall for it and at the price they charge is Hwy Robbery.

    Every University study I have ever seen recommends a 2 to 1 Ratio of Nitrogen to Potassium. Some even say 1 to 1 and summer mixes are recommended at 1 to 3 in some cases. Scott's is selling 6 to 1 and 5 to 1 blends at super high prices. Every Scott's bag I read uses Urea as the Nitrogen source and Urea is the Cheapest form of Nitrogen you can buy.
     
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was referring to what it came to mean for me as opposed to 'time release capsule' in common vernacular... no need to be uncool about it...

    my screen name came from Bob Marley. BTW... and again, you trying to be a jerk??? sorry I'm not offended, by the handicap having a bad day... :)
     
  5. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Supplying moisture and energy during hibernation and growing roots, stems and leaves in the Spring...

    For 25 bonus points, who can tell why this botanical process is short circuitted by Early Spring Fertilizer Apps??? ... :)
     
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is another sacred cow, taboo subject...???
     
  7. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    Think the thread has run it's course. No taboo or cows
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  8. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    The next least favorite question for someone to ask me is what fertilizer to use when I know quite well the person asking me does not have the ability to purchase and apply what I do. Everything these people can buy is exactly what the turf does not need. More urea, about 1% potassium in the form of potassium chloride and non chelated micronutrients. The first question on my do not ask list is if I am hiring.
     
  9. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Green

    But the INK on the Bag says Scott.

    My band wagon keeps saying they are Paying more for the Ink on the bag than the product in the bag. Every thing you listed are the Cheapest of the cheap and is exactly what is in those bags.

    When are people going to learn Fertilizer is a COMMODITY and not a name brand. Of course that take education to understand what to buy and some of these guys have not learned a thing in the last 30 years. If the salesman didn't tell them what to buy, they wouldn't know.
     
  10. greendoctor

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    You know, the separate components of a typical mix look expensive when you compare them to a bag of granules. The shocker is when they are tank mixed then applied, the cost comes out to 1/4 of what an equivalent granule would. High potassium microgranule fertilizers are not $15 a bag, try more like $60 a bag and at 4-5 bags per acre.......
     

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