'sprayable' 46-0-0 granular urea

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by americanlawn, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    Anybody have experience "spreading it"?

    Advantages: cheap

    Disadvantages: ??????

    rscvp, thanks
     
  2. LIBERTYLANDSCAPING

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
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    From what my rep told me it is MORE costly? Are you talking about soluble type?
     
  3. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have used it in the past to give a lawn a quick "jolt". It will do that....but to go out and do a day's production would be a nightmare. It begins soaking up moisture from humidity as soon as you open the bag and or pour it in the hopper. Reduced rates would make it nicer as far as the load you have to haul to get your N out. Other than that, it would be a nightmare at least in my area...high humidity most of the time and afternoon T-showers.
     
  4. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    Yep, and that's my fear. It disolves quickly. Humidity/ dew on grass = not good? Fert build-up on impeller + let it sit in the bag = concrete?
     
  5. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
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    American,

    Sprayable is usually "Prilled" and yes I have spread that @ 3 Lbs per 1K in October/November (low humidity days) for late season Fert......Sive it through hopper screens and do not store in hot/humid storage...Will become Brick......Then can only put in tank to Liquid Fert.

    "Granular" is coated with small amout of Calcium Carbonate as I recall, and has larger prill size and Spreads Great....Is NOT Soluable I do believe.


    Pete
     
  6. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
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    YES u can but have to keep it dry
     
  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    We have applied sprayable urea many times. No problem, provided you can adjust your spreader down to about 2 lbs per 1000 sqft. Must be applied evenly. Excess will burn the grass, of course. Not long-lasting, of course. And as Ted pointed out it is hygroscopic--it attracts moisture during periods of high humidity. During July and August the bags often become hard as bricks.
     
  8. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks -- that's what I'm hearing. It's too risky for me. Gotta go now, cuz I'm watching ted kennedy vouching for Osama on TV. :laugh::cry:
     
  9. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
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    I use the sprayable Urea every month to spike my 13-0-44 on the St. Augustine. When I open the bag I take out enough for the day then reseal the bag with duct tape and put the bag in a plastic contractor's bag to keep out any extra humidity. Roy
     
  10. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    I keep urea, calcium nitrate and Peters solubles in their own 5 gallon pails and snap the lids on tight. If I do not do that, the high humidity here turns fertilizers into mush.
     

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