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The future of granular fertilizer

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by ThreeWide, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    Many have seen significant increases in the costs of granular fertilizers recently.

    Natural gas, gasoline, and many other things contribute to that. Granular products are also very sensitive to fuel since transportation is always a piece of the puzzle.

    If we continue to see increases of 20%, makes me wonder if some point it becomes attractive to consider all liquid programs. While high quality slow release fertilizers are certainly available in liquid form, they are normally very expensive. If granular products keep rising in cost, it could reach the point where liquid becomes a better option.

    Is it going full circle?
  2. green_mark

    green_mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 494

    We offer both Liquid and Granular products. The Liquid is more cost effective due to a number of factors, product, labor, storage,etc.

    Our most expensive Liquid is $3.00/1,000 (14-0-5 and 5-0-3) and depending on quantity is as low as $1.50/1,000.

    The granulars' range from $1.50/1,000 (8-0-5) to $5.00/1,000.(10-0-0)

    All materials are made from ingredients used in Animal feed.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    we could see that

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