1. Can’t make it to the GIE+EXPO 2017?
    LawnSite brings the trade show floor to your fingertips with our new GIE+EXPO 2017 Sneak Peek video series debuting now in the Lawn Mowing forum.

    Dismiss Notice

starter fertilizer

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by lilmarvin4064, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 757

    assuming price is no object, materials being dirt cheap; what do you think of this?.. 15-26-9.

    15% nitrate (from K-nitrate)
    55% ammoniacal
    25% methylene urea
    5% urea...
    N

    MKP

    SOP

    greens grade

    You think this would be a good patch starter?
    $25/50#?

    I have soil tests recommending 6#/M of P at seeding. What's the most P you put down at one time? I was thinking of 2 lbs/1000? I have one big customer that doesn't want to do anything other than aeration.

    (M=per 1000 sq. ft.)
     
  2. Mscotrid

    Mscotrid LawnSite Bronze Member
    from USA
    Messages: 1,456

    If you can buy that for $25,00 I'd buy all you can. I think most starters with high (P) are running in the $30.00 plus range. That is not taking into consideration the greens grade prill size which tends to be higher.
     
  3. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    JD Quoted me $28.00/bag for 18-24-12 50% PPSCU MOP/SOP in June. $46.50 NOW
     
  4. Mscotrid

    Mscotrid LawnSite Bronze Member
    from USA
    Messages: 1,456

    I think you will be able to get that in the mid to upper 30's. $46.50 seems a little steep even by todays price increases.
     
  5. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    Thats what I said just before I hung up the phone.
     

Share This Page