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Fertilizer Pricing

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Nebraska, Jan 17, 2002.

  1. Nebraska

    Nebraska LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    Here's % question....

    Is there a rule of thumb that anyone uses as to what the maximum % of fertilizer revenue should be the actual product cost when pricing Fertilizer Applications?
  2. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,712

    Ain't no such thing. Read many of my old posts.
  3. mowing king

    mowing king LawnSite Member
    from ct
    Messages: 85

    20% to 30% is standard in the fert company industry.
  4. greengeezer

    greengeezer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Actually it will vary with what you're applying.

    With combination fert/pest apps, the material costs will be higher than straight fert apps. Some apps will make more money for you than others. For commercial customers we used to have,we would charge different prices for each app. depending on which app. they ordered. Residential customers were charged a flat rate.

    Also slow release ferts will be slightly more expensive than all mineral ferts.

    The 20 to 30% range is the max your chem costs should be.
  5. greensman

    greensman LawnSite Member
    Male, from Akron,Ohio
    Messages: 46

    20 to 30%
    If it gets to the higher end shop around remember urea is a commodity.

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