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FeRROMEC AC liquid iron

Post by BassBoss » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:19 pm

Just curious if this is a good liquid iron to put on my lawn. My turf man suggested it. I paid $34 for 2.5 gallons. I plan to mix with my Pgr app every 3 weeks. Directions recommend using 2 gallons of water per 1000 ft2 but my sprayer is calibrated and uses 1 gal. Should I do low dose or 1/2 dose. Dosage rate is 4-10 oz per 1000 ft 2. Thanks y’all.
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Re: FeRROMEC AC liquid iron

Post by g-man » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:12 pm

It is good. @Pete1313 uses it.

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Re: FeRROMEC AC liquid iron

Post by Pete1313 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:05 pm

It works well. Be careful though as it will stain concrete. I use it on bluegrass at alittle less than 4 oz/M. I see you are on 419 so you might need to up the rate alittle, but start at 4 and go up from there. I use it in alittle less than 1 gal/M carrier volume with no issues, so you should be ok with how you are currently calibrated to spray. No issues at all mixing it with trinexapac-ethyl.
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Re: FeRROMEC AC liquid iron

Post by Pete1313 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:24 pm

Also, I had to re-read the label as I didn't think they recommended a 2 gal/M carrier. From the label,
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So the 2 gal/M carrier recommendation is when tank mixing it with amine herbicides.
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Re: FeRROMEC AC liquid iron

Post by smurg » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:38 pm

I've seen a number of iron products like that on DoMyOwn. A lot of varying brands have copied the formula. Should all work well.

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Re: FeRROMEC AC liquid iron

Post by Jacob_S » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:27 pm

I looked at that one and ended up buying tgp blade iron. I was looking for liquids cause I'm getting tired of desolving FEature with my PGR apps.

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Re: FeRROMEC AC liquid iron

Post by Jimefam » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:38 pm

What about this one or another product like it that will not stain concrete?

https://www.domyown.com/fertilome-chela ... b_id=17122

Was going to buy feature but its sold out online.

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Re: FeRROMEC AC liquid iron

Post by BassBoss » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:31 am

Jimefam wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:38 pm
What about this one or another product like it that will not stain concrete?

https://www.domyown.com/fertilome-chela ... b_id=17122
Seems kinda expensive to me. 16 oz for 500 ft2. Would cost me a fortune.
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Re: FeRROMEC AC liquid iron

Post by Jimefam » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:34 am

BassBoss wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:31 am
Jimefam wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:38 pm
What about this one or another product like it that will not stain concrete?

https://www.domyown.com/fertilome-chela ... b_id=17122
Seems kinda expensive to me. 16 oz for 500 ft2. Would cost me a fortune.
Any recommendations for one that wont stain?

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Re: FeRROMEC AC liquid iron

Post by Mightyquinn » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:05 am

Jimefam wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:34 am
BassBoss wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:31 am
Jimefam wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:38 pm
What about this one or another product like it that will not stain concrete?

https://www.domyown.com/fertilome-chela ... b_id=17122
Seems kinda expensive to me. 16 oz for 500 ft2. Would cost me a fortune.
Any recommendations for one that wont stain?
I think FEature is one of the few out there that won't stain. Any of the premixed liquids are going to stain most likely.

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Re: FeRROMEC AC liquid iron

Post by Jimefam » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:46 am

Mightyquinn wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:05 am
Jimefam wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:34 am
BassBoss wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:31 am


Seems kinda expensive to me. 16 oz for 500 ft2. Would cost me a fortune.
Any recommendations for one that wont stain?
I think FEature is one of the few out there that won't stain. Any of the premixed liquids are going to stain most likely.
Lol i guess thats why it stays sold out!

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Re: FeRROMEC AC liquid iron

Post by CenlaLowell » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:54 am

Feature is a cool product but I don't like messing with powders with a 2gallon sprayer. Now when I get a tow behind sprayer or something similar I will only use feature because it's a one time fill up. I use something very similar to Ferromc AC right now it's called Prosolutions 15-0-0 and it's sold at tractor supply check them out.
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Re: FeRROMEC AC liquid iron

Post by smurg » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:05 pm

CenlaLowell wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:54 am
Feature is a cool product but I don't like messing with powders with a 2gallon sprayer. Now when I get a tow behind sprayer or something similar I will only use feature because it's a one time fill up. I use something very similar to Ferromc AC right now it's called Prosolutions 15-0-0 and it's sold at tractor supply check them out.
You could mix it in a 5 gallon or larger bucket and pour it into your 2 gallon hand can as you need to refill.

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Re: FeRROMEC AC liquid iron

Post by MassHole » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:43 am

I use this. Love it. 6 oz / K on Midnight KBG

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Re: FeRROMEC AC liquid iron

Post by Drewmey » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:19 am

Mightyquinn wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:05 am
Jimefam wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:34 am
BassBoss wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:31 am


Seems kinda expensive to me. 16 oz for 500 ft2. Would cost me a fortune.
Any recommendations for one that wont stain?
I think FEature is one of the few out there that won't stain. Any of the premixed liquids are going to stain most likely.
It is possible that this product wouldn't stain.
https://www.greenwaybiotech.com/product ... 1556850753

It is a bit more expensive than Feature 6-0-0. But I would consider buying it. At 3lbs for $20 (10% iron), Feature costs $66 per pound of iron. At 5 lbs for $65 (13% iron), this EDTA chelated iron costs $100/pound of iron. If Feature is sold out, I guess it is worth considering. Personally I would rather by straight iron sulfate, apply more if necessary and be careful spraying.

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Re: FeRROMEC AC liquid iron

Post by Mightyquinn » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:48 pm

Drewmey wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:19 am
Mightyquinn wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:05 am
Jimefam wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:34 am


Any recommendations for one that wont stain?
I think FEature is one of the few out there that won't stain. Any of the premixed liquids are going to stain most likely.
It is possible that this product wouldn't stain.
https://www.greenwaybiotech.com/product ... 1556850753

It is a bit more expensive than Feature 6-0-0. But I would consider buying it. At 3lbs for $20 (10% iron), Feature costs $66 per pound of iron. At 5 lbs for $65 (13% iron), this EDTA chelated iron costs $100/pound of iron. If Feature is sold out, I guess it is worth considering. Personally I would rather by straight iron sulfate, apply more if necessary and be careful spraying.
Not all iron is created equal :thumbup:

This is a good read Irony in Iron

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Re: FeRROMEC AC liquid iron

Post by Drewmey » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:35 pm

Mightyquinn wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:48 pm
Not all iron is created equal :thumbup:
Correct. The thing is though, I can generally get a 50lbs bag of iron sulfate locally for a similar price to 6lbs of Feature or less than 5 lbs of the chelated iron I linked. So I can literally apply 10x and still be at the same price. It technically doesn't need to be created equal. But I probably shouldn't have compared them by pound of iron.
Mightyquinn wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:48 pm
This is a good read Irony in Iron
Thanks, interesting read. It seemed very specific to soil applications though. It really doesn't matter if the iron precipitates after a while. If the initial water pH is below 6, it sounds like it should have plenty of time to be absorbed foliarly. That has been my experience at least.

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Re: FeRROMEC AC liquid iron

Post by g-man » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:43 pm

FS will always be cheaper since it is cheaper to make. One a large property, it makes sense to use it. I have too much concrete that I don't like to deal with stains.

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Re: FeRROMEC AC liquid iron

Post by TN Hawkeye » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:30 am

Drewmey wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:35 pm
Mightyquinn wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:48 pm
Not all iron is created equal :thumbup:
Correct. The thing is though, I can generally get a 50lbs bag of iron sulfate locally for a similar price to 6lbs of Feature or less than 5 lbs of the chelated iron I linked. So I can literally apply 10x and still be at the same price. It technically doesn't need to be created equal. But I probably shouldn't have compared them by pound of iron.
Mightyquinn wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:48 pm
This is a good read Irony in Iron
Thanks, interesting read. It seemed very specific to soil applications though. It really doesn't matter if the iron precipitates after a while. If the initial water pH is below 6, it sounds like it should have plenty of time to be absorbed foliarly. That has been my experience at least.
What is the ideal water Ph for spraying FEature 6-0-0? I’ve been trying to find something online but keep coming up empty.
I may not have the best lawn and I may not have a clue what I’m doing but that’s pretty much all I have to say.

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Re: FeRROMEC AC liquid iron

Post by smurg » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:13 am

TN Hawkeye wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:30 am
Drewmey wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:35 pm
Mightyquinn wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:48 pm
Not all iron is created equal :thumbup:
Correct. The thing is though, I can generally get a 50lbs bag of iron sulfate locally for a similar price to 6lbs of Feature or less than 5 lbs of the chelated iron I linked. So I can literally apply 10x and still be at the same price. It technically doesn't need to be created equal. But I probably shouldn't have compared them by pound of iron.
Mightyquinn wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:48 pm
This is a good read Irony in Iron
Thanks, interesting read. It seemed very specific to soil applications though. It really doesn't matter if the iron precipitates after a while. If the initial water pH is below 6, it sounds like it should have plenty of time to be absorbed foliarly. That has been my experience at least.
What is the ideal water Ph for spraying FEature 6-0-0? I’ve been trying to find something online but keep coming up empty.
I'd email the manufacturer to see what they suggest.

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