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liquid uan solution

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by CTPTURF, May 4, 2013.

  1. CTPTURF

    CTPTURF LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    Does anyone have experience buying and using uan 32% solution as their source of nitrogen?
    I have the room to store it now, but i was wondering if there is any significant savings over urea.
    Thanks
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  2. AnotherOkie

    AnotherOkie LawnSite Senior Member
    from Newalla
    Posts: 362

    I've been running some with my tank mix. I don't like to run more than .3 to .5 lb/N/1000, when mixing with herbicides. It really depends on the weather. I get it bulk from the local feed store for 409/ton
     
  3. CTPTURF

    CTPTURF LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    Thanks for reply.
    I would only apply a max of .5/lb/n/1000 anyway in quick release form.
    I have not priced it locally yet, just doing my homework. I would need to invest in bulk tanks for storage but i think i can recoup those costs in time.
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  4. AnotherOkie

    AnotherOkie LawnSite Senior Member
    from Newalla
    Posts: 362

    The 275 gallon pallet totes with the valve at the bottom work great to store it in. They can usually be found pretty cheap on craigslist. I also rigged up a little 50 gallon skid with about 25 ft of hose and a old 12 volt pump. I use it for a nurse tank for the liquid 32-0-0. I also use it to spray my fruit frees with water soluble fert.
     
  5. CTPTURF

    CTPTURF LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    Does your supplier deliver the liquid fert and pump it into the totes or do you put the totes on a trailer or truck and go get yourself?
    It seems the totes (275gal) around here sell for $85-125 on CL. I would rather have one large 1500 gal tank ($800 at tractor supply) but then i would have to have a containment dike. I believe a 500 gallon stationary tank is the cutoff.
    Like i said, still doing homework on this. I know of one supplier but his warehouse is 80 miles away.
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  6. AnotherOkie

    AnotherOkie LawnSite Senior Member
    from Newalla
    Posts: 362

    I'm not sure about delivery. I get mine at a local feed store that's about 10 minutes from my house. I usually just get enough for 3-4 days of spraying, since it's so close. I'm over there all the time for chicken feed, parts, etc.
     

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