New to liquids

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grassmanak, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im gonna start spraying liquids this year and try and compete in the commercial market. I know sounds dumb, everyone thinks liquid is far superior than granular apps/ I have a 200 gallon poly tank im going to build a system off of. A few questions though, what is a general coverage area on 200gallons. What size pump should i buy. Planning on 300ft of hose on an electric reel setup;
     
  2. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
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    coverage are depend on how much you plan to spray per 1000k
     
  3. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
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    I got around 2.5 acres with 200 gallon @ 2 gal per K. I agree the liquid weed control is Superior but I prefer granular fert. thats one of the reasons I went to a PG.
     
  4. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Most preemergent and postemergent applications could be sprayed at 2 gallons per M. If you are spraying Urea and Potassium, you can spray at 2 gallons per M in cooler weather, but in warmer conditions it could burn at that rate. 3 to 4 gallons per M is safer in that case. Certain liquid fert products, such as Liquigreen can be sprayed at 2 gallons per M anytime without burning.
     
  5. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
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    turfunlimited, i was planning on sharing my resualts with liquid UFLEXX with you, but as cold and wet as the springs been, i don't think the turf will ever get out of it's dormancy stage! sorry
     
  6. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have sprayed a few during the past month. Have not had the opportunity to check the results yet.

    We probably should not talk about this in a open forum :)

    This product is so new that we can probably keep it a secret for a while.
     
  7. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
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    well i got the high road talk from lesco, they are like the know it alls.. they gave me 6 pages of bad on uflexx, guess they cant get it at a good price and mark it up 300% lol
     
  8. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
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    I agree Uflexx has been great tool for us, but we have to go to IL to get it at a decent price. I understand the drawback but for 2 applications a season the drawbacks dont outweigh the pluses.
     
  9. sprayboy

    sprayboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
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    teeca,

    If they gave you the bad on uflexx, what are they pushing?
     
  10. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
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    green flo?? or something like that... i can get 30-0-0 NBN for $4.25gal and get the same resualts, but the uflex lowers the cost per k in half. and yes i add other nutriants to the mix.
     

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