liquid fertilizer

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by gary r barnes, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. gary r barnes

    gary r barnes LawnSite Member
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    I am interested in learning how to make bulk liquid fertilizer.:confused:
     
  2. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
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    You may have to elaborate on that one, especially since it is your 1st post.:confused:
     
  3. JayDawgnh

    JayDawgnh LawnSite Member
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    Sounds like timmothy mcvey*
     
  4. Frank Fescue

    Frank Fescue LawnSite Senior Member
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    thats a shady question
     
  5. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    lots of poo will be a good start
     
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Gary

    Most liquid fertilizer is soluble powered fertilizer suspended in a solution. Agitation is needed to keep it suspend. Miracle Gro is a powered fertilizer you can buy at any super market.

    Your question is quite broad and can't be answered in one thread. First you should have an understanding of all the elements in fertilizer. Next you need to know what elements your soil needs.

    Cost and effect of liquid Fertilizer can vary according to soil type. As a general rule Liquid is fast release and gives a fast response while granules are slower in showing a response but give a longer residual. There are exceptions to any rule and there are liquid that are slow release. However you have opened a subject that PhDs write books about.
     
  7. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ric, i think that is the kindest you've ever answerd anybody!

    ric is correct, i melt 46-0-0 in the tank, once it's disolved, you don't need very aggressive agitation. i did try 46-0-0 w/ UFLEXX, now you need really good aggitation, that stuff takes a long time to disolve. another option that i have used (up 'till this year) is NBN, the cost is getting way out of hand.
     
  8. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Teeca

    Yep, I must be in a bad mood today.
     
  9. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    So Melting Some Flint-stone Vitamins In The Tank Don't Work?
     
  10. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dusty

    No. You have to use Geritol.
     

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