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fertilizer 32-3-7 ?

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by lorensanders, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. lorensanders

    lorensanders LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    is this a good product for spring applications on burmuda with ambient temps in the day between 75-90 in oklahoma...
  2. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    i never use anything with that high nitrogen content. too much top growth
  3. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    what % slow release does it have? if you can get 50% it would be fine. and you don't have to put it down at full rate. I find it more economical to use a a higher nitrogen and use it at a lighter rate for spring and summer applications.
  4. eruuska

    eruuska LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 454

    I'm with indyturf, you can always adjust the rate to get the desired N. We don't deal a lot with the warm season grasses up here, but I'd put it down on my customers' lawns at about .75 lb of N per k, which would be about 2.3 lb of product per k.
  5. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    That will work fine for your Spring greenup application on Bermuda. I think this product is only 30% SCU. Bermuda needs a lot of N early on to push it out of dormancy.

    Subsequent apps should feature a higher percentage of SCU, at least 50%. You could even do 39-0-0 which is 100% SCU.
  6. quiet

    quiet LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 720

    . . . once again, Northern boys giving advice on Bermuda . . .

    Here in TX common Bermuda can take plenty of N now and 4-5 lbs. total during the growing season. Hybrids needs 5-6 lbs during the season. I'm about 400 miles South of you so we pound Bermuda early and often. 1st round was done 1st week of March; doing Round 2 this week. Slow release ferts work best for surviving the summer heat, but if this is Round 1 and you've got plenty of moisture available, you could even go with 21-0-0 Ammonium Sulfate to green up, and the slow release blends afterwards. Not a bad idea to get more K in the mix down soon, too for the hot summer months. Get your K down well before the big heat hits!

    But you're close to a transition zone, and may not need all the N we need here. Your best bet is to ask your county extension service, as they know the soils and turfgrass needs for YOUR area.
  7. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    Adding to that...during Bermuda establishment or Spring transition you can apply 1 pound of Nitrogen on a weekly basis until you get full coverage.

    That may sound crazy to some, but I have personal experience with this.

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