Would this be okay for spoon feeding N?

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Would this be okay for spoon feeding N?

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This is all I could find locally. Hopefully, it's water soluble and I can spray it.

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Yes.

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Dissolve it in water and see if there is any sediment. The fertilizer is soluble, but there may be inert binders that are not.
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It doesn't dissolve very well. About 1/4 of the prills remain plus the sediment you referred to.

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After dissolving, pour it through a gold mesh coffee filter before going into your strainer. I guess a paper filter could work too.

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You could try to leave it in a bucket to soak for a few hours (or even overnight). You could also try warm water. A paint mixer attachment for your drill might help too. Finally, others on the forum have suggested a large fine mesh kitchen strainer or even a pantyhose to strain as pouring into your sprayer.

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I use this but in the 200 micron. Catches something every time.
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Spoon feed as a granular. Use a handheld spreader if needed. You can apply 0.25 lbs/1k pretty easily without dissolving it.
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bernstem wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:09 am
Spoon feed as a granular. Use a handheld spreader if needed. You can apply 0.25 lbs/1k pretty easily without dissolving it.
^+1 Don't complicate things. Urea and Ammonium Sulfate are obviously the best choices for spoon feeding, but they're not always available.

Sometimes we try to over science lawn care and end up making things harder.

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bernstem wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:09 am
Spoon feed as a granular. Use a handheld spreader if needed. You can apply 0.25 lbs/1k pretty easily without dissolving it.
Always was a dissolve and spray guy. Found a handheld garden master or something spreader at walmart on sale for $3.76 clearance. Bought it just because it was cheap, did a spoon feed the other day on approx 14,000 sq ft and it was simple. Way less time to apply then dissolve, filter, spray and cleanup.

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Re: Would this be okay for spoon feeding N?

Post by Glen_Cove_5511 »

Great suggestions everyone. I think I'll just use a hand spreader to apply the 3 lbs. I need each time. I just thought spraying would get better coverage rather than sparse prills. Thanks!

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