starter fertilizer

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by lilmarvin4064, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 757

    assuming price is no object, materials being dirt cheap; what do you think of this?.. 15-26-9.

    15% nitrate (from K-nitrate)
    55% ammoniacal
    25% methylene urea
    5% urea...
    N

    MKP

    SOP

    greens grade

    You think this would be a good patch starter?
    $25/50#?

    I have soil tests recommending 6#/M of P at seeding. What's the most P you put down at one time? I was thinking of 2 lbs/1000? I have one big customer that doesn't want to do anything other than aeration.

    (M=per 1000 sq. ft.)
     
  2. Mscotrid

    Mscotrid LawnSite Bronze Member
    from USA
    Posts: 1,449

    If you can buy that for $25,00 I'd buy all you can. I think most starters with high (P) are running in the $30.00 plus range. That is not taking into consideration the greens grade prill size which tends to be higher.
     
  3. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,167

    JD Quoted me $28.00/bag for 18-24-12 50% PPSCU MOP/SOP in June. $46.50 NOW
     
  4. Mscotrid

    Mscotrid LawnSite Bronze Member
    from USA
    Posts: 1,449

    I think you will be able to get that in the mid to upper 30's. $46.50 seems a little steep even by todays price increases.
     
  5. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,167

    Thats what I said just before I hung up the phone.
     

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