yikes-- fert prices

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jbturf, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,404

    priced out my fall trailer of fert
    2.45/bag increase over last year!

    shopping around a bit
    you guys seeing the same?


    does agrium sell direct or is it cps still, cant keep track of them,
    if anyones got a contact i could try that would be great
     
  2. LoomisLawnscapes

    LoomisLawnscapes LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 15

    Valley Green ask for Joe 508-987-0101
     
  3. olcllc

    olcllc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 202

    Mine went up $40 a ton for dry. Liquid is still the same.

    You might try Winfield Solutions if they're in your area.
     
  4. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,404

    ty anyways loomis, vg 's given me some off the wall insulting prices in the past
    so i dont even bother with them anymore

    havent heard of winfield solutions ill google it

    ty
     
  5. bx24

    bx24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA/TX
    Posts: 503

    funny, my wife works for a major dealer in the Northeast and Fert prices are LOCKED in 1+ year prior, by there buyers.

    I am still paying the same as last year. I need to buy urea now for the fall. $12.50 a 50 lb bag (46-0-0)....No pallet needed..I can by a train car for cheaper if needed!!!

    Dealers are over charging here if they have a good supplier.
     
  6. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,404

    im sure thats the case bx,
    buts theres 2 many fingers in the pot,
    and im sure product is only sold based on
    replacement cost

    i still dont fully understand the deal with turfcare supply tcs,
    has anyone purchased direct from them?

    at first i heard they were going to sell to end user with a growmark or growstar label, and then i heard they had to wait out contracts
    some large distributors, then the contacts suposedly run out and
    then were renegotiated or something

    i only hear this info all 2nd hand so who knows
     
  7. LoomisLawnscapes

    LoomisLawnscapes LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 15

    Turfcare makes JDL's fert. I'm sure they have a contract/ no-compete in place.
     
  8. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,404

    in my area im told they handle jdl, valley green, as well as a couple others

    ive also heard they are blending some xcu now
     
  9. nighthawk117

    nighthawk117 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 275

    Josh, you are correct, they will not sell direct, all they do is refer you JDL.
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  10. PSUTURFGEEK

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 579

    Don't be fooled, TCS sells to Agrium any many other companies!!
     

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