z spray and liquid fert. not happy

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    This is the first year using liquid fert out of my z spray. Using the 1/3 gal per m tips ( lavendar) at a rate of 1/4 lb per M. 20-0-3. I am scared to go heaver then that. Lawns look weak. Those of you that use your z and liquid fert how are your lawns looking? What's your rate? Might look into new nozzles but hate the fill uPs.
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  2. billyc

    billyc LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 66

    Pretty easy to burn at that rate. Go upto 3/4 gp1000 tips.
  3. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    yep.. called andy ordered tips for my z ...3/4 gal. tips.
  4. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    not having problems with burning. some lawns look like they are hungry... called andy ordered tips for my z ...3/4 gal. tips. my need to tweek my pounds per 1000 see if that will make a difference..
  5. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    I dont think its the Z spray application issue, I went out at 2 gallons per k out of a tank spray but only 1/4 lb N and I am seeing the samething you are. It's been 4 weeks since the app and they are showing stress etc. Even the ones that got a 1/2 lb are not that great.

    Not sure if I like the idea of liquid fert, Went thru a tote tank of the same fert from the same company as you and just not seeing the results, the initial hit was nice, but it only lasted a little over a week and started to fade.

  6. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,698

    Everything I've ever read on foliar apps says they just don't last long(1 month,best case scenario) and the lower the volume of water used as a carrier, the better. I know you guys already know this. Is this product designed for foliar uptake or does it work better if it is absorbed mainly through the roots? Hot and dry conditions through most of the summer and my 7 wk rotation schedule would never allow for foliar apps to be feasible on a large scale in my area but the concept is nice...when it works...and the timing is right.

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