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Good Deal or Not? Liquid Fert - 2.5 gallon

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Jimdurt, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Jimdurt

    Jimdurt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Ok I was shopping at a local farm supply and ran across some X-Stend (Drexel Brand) 28-0-0 liquid nitrogen fertilizer. It was selling for $15 per 2.5 gallon jug.

    I cannot find any information on Drexel's website about the product. I think the name has been discontinued. I have found alot of other brand names with the same ingredients so I have a good idea of application requirements but dont know about the cost.

    N-Sure 28-0-0 is the same:
    7.8% Urea Nitrogen
    20.2% Water Soluble Nitrogen*
    * 20.2% Slowly available nitrogen from ureatriazone

    So anyone know if this is a good deal or not?

    Thanks to all.
  2. Jimdurt

    Jimdurt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    No one ever buy liquid fert in 2.5 gallons?
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,723

    So about 7 lbs nitrogen in the jug. Cost per pound nitrogen is about 2.14 plus tax. And if you bought urea bagged it would cost about .83 per pound.
    Sure, go ahead, you have the advantage that it works fast--if it burns the grass you will know right away.
  4. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 757

    not the same...

    Yeah, that's a good deal. Urea Triazone is some good stuff. something like that would usually go for about $30 or more per 2.5 gal. If the product is still good, stock up.

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