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Main event dry iron

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Yatt, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Yatt

    Yatt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 156

    I am thinking about spraying iron along with broadleaf control ap and have a few questions.

    1. Is Main Event compatable with conventional 3 way mixes for broadleaf weeds.

    2. Is the dry iron difficult to get in solution and is it hard on nozzles and a 6 roller pump. (Not stainless steel)

    I like the instant dark green of adding iron.

    Any advice is appreciated.:drinkup:
     
  2. AnotherOkie

    AnotherOkie LawnSite Senior Member
    from Newalla
    Posts: 362

    I have not used the "main event" product, but I use feature 6-0-0 w/Fe, Mg, Mn, and S with my tank mix during my May/June round on bermuda. I use 8 roller ss pumps and diaphram pumps. No problem w/ either. The feature comes in 3 lb bags and rate is 3-6 lbs/acre. I use run 3 lbs/acre.
     
  3. mr.lawn works

    mr.lawn works LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 314

    where do u get this product at what suppliers?
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  4. mr.lawn works

    mr.lawn works LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 314

    where do u get this product at what suppliers? ↑
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  5. AnotherOkie

    AnotherOkie LawnSite Senior Member
    from Newalla
    Posts: 362

    Not sure if that is for me or the OP, but I get the feature from Agrium.
     
  6. Yatt

    Yatt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 156

    Reinders carries this as well as the Magnesuim product. I was quoted $140 for 30 pounds and it is in two pound packages. So it's about $10/acre to spray. This is a very common to apply to golf greens and explains the dark green look.

    At 3#/acre the color should last 21 days and about 14 days at 2#/acre.

    The result are very quick.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2013
  7. Yatt

    Yatt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 156

    My rep suggested 2-3#'s/acre. That will result in 14-21 days of color but the results should be very quick.

    The iron and Mg. product are about the same except the proportion of the iron and Mg. are switched.

    No problems going through spray jets or a chem lawn gun?

    I imagine it will go through my conventional 6 roller pump, but not be great for it.

    Do you pre-mix it in say 5 gallons of water prior to adding to the tank in order to get in solution?
     
  8. AnotherOkie

    AnotherOkie LawnSite Senior Member
    from Newalla
    Posts: 362

    I haven't had to pre-mix mine. I just make sure my pumps running and at least 1/2 full of water. The feature is very fine textured. About like dry fireplace ashes. As along as you disperse it in the tank, it works fine. I use a teejet gun for app with no problems. I also run it through my 25 gal tank w/ 14' boom on my atv with no problems.
     
  9. Yatt

    Yatt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 156

    Well that's good to know. Sounds pretty similiar to how I mix the whettable powders for my apple orchard.

    I still might mix it in a 5 gallon pail and stir with a paint stir on a cordless drill and then add to the mix while the pump is running and circulating.

    It is amazing just how fast this will green up the grass. I am going to add this with broadleaf apps this year. It will really make it look like you "did something".
     
  10. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 322

    Would it be possible to do this thru a perma- green magnum?
     

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