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does $2.15 per 1000 sf. seem a lot of money

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    Does $2.15 per pound of N Seem like a lot of money for liquid fert?
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  2. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,163

    That is very high IMO

    With a top quality granular you should be well under $1 per k
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  3. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,280

    I paid around $1.25/lb of granular N and guys in here said I paid way too much for that.
    You are at almost a buck more......the math is there.
  4. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,717

    payup Convenience costs more
  5. naughty62

    naughty62 LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 369

    $1.60 /gallon . 1.6lb N /gallon .Delivery charges can kill ya . And If the fert. has pass through several hand it can get spendy.Finding a close by source that will sell or deliver less than semi load can be difficult .
  6. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    you are 100% right. i could remember liquid was lot cheaper,,.
  7. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,163

    I agree that convenience can cost more and sometimes is worth it...but you have to know where the line is.

    The cost of Ant's liquid is almost 100% higher then a high quality granular with 50% SCU.
  8. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    and to to it off i got a price today 28-0-0 at 12.00 gal.. thats over $3 for a pound of N.. i am better off sticking with the 25-0-0 at 7 a gal.
    what you paying? i love to stick with liquid.. its sweet ..no clean up..
  9. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,163

    And that is with no slow release. :cry:

    Right now 28-0-0 is right at $300 a ton (bulk). That is $1.60/gallon and 1 gallon contains a little over 3# of N. That is roughly $.53 some cents a lb.

    Are you looking at bulk pricing? Your price would actually be $4/lb or over $2200 a ton.

    I have never used liquid on turf, but can't you "melt" urea down? I would think it would be cheaper to buy it dry and blend your own. Don't know...just thinking out loud.

    VARMIT COMMISSION LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 547

    Melt 46-0-0 UFLEXX down along with some straight 46-0-0 and ya got a quick green up and the longevity of UFLEXX. Guy's around here do it every spring until temps. get above 85 then pull the urea and run just UFLEXX.

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