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Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by jtrice11, Jun 15, 2005.
Does anyone know if striping is a concern if putting down fertilizer with Iron in it?
If applied correctly you should have now problem. I would suggest that you use a product with a homogeneous formulation as the Iron can stain concrete, etc.. Also you should use a broadcast type spreader.
striping is the result of improper application, regardless of the fertilizer makeup. Kevinsky is right, a broadcast spreader certainly reduces the chance of doing that(striping) but still certainly can if overlap is incorrect.
Stupid question...is broadcast same as a rotary spreader? That's what I used. overlaped the pattern by about 10 inches. Used the recommended setting on the bag.
it is, but it's not 10 inches of overlap, it's 10% of the throw width to avoid striping. Also, by the way you described your method, I'll assume that you used a homeowner's model spreader. If this is the case, you need to half your rates and do a crossing pattern to make up for the less than stellar broadcast pattern from these open throat spreaders.
I have a Lesco spreader w/ 125 lb hopper, the recommended setting was 17.
Lesco spreaders have an 80lb tub with letter settings, outside of the powered units.
They also make a 100# hopper push model. All the new spreaders went to number setting a few years back.
The good ol' days? I still have a retro with the letters I use daily.
K = Kolor
I actually had not had the need to buy a spreader in the last half dozen or so years as the ones I had all performed exactly as expected. However, rang the service center here to ask about the changes and I will admit to being wrong about the lettering system,as far as the ones go, but I'll stick to the 80 lb hoppers unless you are dropping in the extender sides. 80 lb is still the standard made the same way it always was.