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Fertilizer prices

Postby kenny thomas » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:03 am

Going today to check on getting fertilize ordered for the spring. Mixed to my soil test results. Anyone ordered yet? How are the prices? I only use a few ton but still shop around.
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Re: Fertilizer prices

Postby dun » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:32 am

kenny thomas wrote:Going today to check on getting fertilize ordered for the spring. Mixed to my soil test results. Anyone ordered yet? How are the prices? I only use a few ton but still shop around.

Got them ordered, didn;t seem too nuts to me. Lime was cheaper then I expected.
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Re: Fertilizer prices

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:47 am

I get my fertilizer at Mayslick Mill. They store it bulk in bins. Load it with a skid steer into a blender. It is available all year.
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Postby gcreekrch » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:21 am

Glad that fertilizer and irrigation pumps are two costs we don't have. The wolves and grizzlies are cost enough.
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Postby Silver » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:00 pm

gcreekrch wrote:Glad that fertilizer and irrigation pumps are two costs we don't have. The wolves and grizzlies are cost enough.


Same here gcreek, although I did put a few tons of nitrogen on an older stand a couple of years ago to delay the cost of rejuvenating for a little while.
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Postby Supa Dexta » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:01 pm

I get the stuff by the semi load. :bs:
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Postby Stocker Steve » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:18 pm

I pay about $15 per bale for the slow release organic fertilizer. Price has been trending down like most ag commodities.

Its a good time to buy some lime and potash if you are in a legume hurry. Chemical fertilizer prices are starting to trend up.
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Postby zirlottkim » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:38 pm

I spread Urea on ryegrass today. $375 ton.
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Postby littletom » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:44 pm

Going to pay for all of it before the 1st. Said would have prices end of week.
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Postby Texasmark » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:37 am

zirlottkim wrote:I spread Urea on ryegrass today. $375 ton.
Would you share with us your Urea practices? If I go to the bulk dist, I get straight AN for Nit. If I buy it by the bag I may get AS or AS and Urea for the N. Since I can't always time the application, or incorporate it into the soil, I shy away from it....but had rather not if practical.
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Re: Fertilizer prices

Postby zirlottkim » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:21 am

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zirlottkim wrote:I spread Urea on ryegrass today. $375 ton.
Would you share with us your Urea practices? If I go to the bulk dist, I get straight AN for Nit. If I buy it by the bag I may get AS or AS and Urea for the N. Since I can't always time the application, or incorporate it into the soil, I shy away from it....but had rather not if practical.

Urea is the nitrogen AGRI-AFC offers. They rent the spreaders too. I plant rye grass in the fall and apply 13-13-13 when planting. Then come back later and apply anywhere from 150 lb to 300 lb per acre of urea according to how much rye grass I have planted. Usually 40 to 70 acres. I always get a full spreader (3 1/2 ton) because it's an hour drive one way. I'm no expert and still learning.
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Re: Fertilizer prices

Postby kenny thomas » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:43 am

In my area we have no option but Urea but I do get it with Agrotain stabilizer coating. That helps to stabilize it so its not so volatile.
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Re: Fertilizer prices

Postby poorboy » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:23 am

Isn't it all coated now? Seems like I heard that to take the fun factor.
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Re: Fertilizer prices

Postby Bright Raven » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:51 pm

I get N in the compound Urea. It is tricky! We had a UK agronomist present at one of our Extension events. It left me with the impression that in a no-till application unless you are lucky or have a wizard cast a spell controlling the conditions after you apply, that you are wasting your money. If it gets wet by dew, ground is wet, or get less than a quarter inch of rain, the Urea goes into the gaseous phase and is not tied up in the soil.

There are inhibitors but they only extent the time frame for proper conditions to occur. The losses are significant, up to 60 percent.


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Re: Fertilizer prices

Postby Bright Raven » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:54 pm

poorboy wrote:Isn't it all coated now? Seems like I heard that to take the fun factor.


I don't think so.
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