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Veteran Contributor

Liquid N applicators

We are setting up a side dress bar for this season.  Which is more popular applying on every row or skipping rows?

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Senior Contributor

Re: Liquid N applicators

I do every row but I have pretty poor, shallow soil.
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Frequent Contributor

Re: Liquid N applicators

I have a 6 row planter and 12 row coulter  28% applicator with a 750 gal. tank.    I apply the liquid in every row and it works fine.  

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Thanks guys.  Should a person rinse out the system like a sprayer or does it work to just leave the fertilizer in there.  We always rinse out the system on our planter but I sometimes wonder why.

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Senior Advisor

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mvp -- The Starter -- if you are useing --- say 10-34 - 0 will salt out or crystallize in the winter = thats why you clean it out , as far as 28 it won't freeze and I use it to winterize my sprayer , have done this since the 70's and no problems , lol  My spray dealer about crap's his pants that I do this , but why change at my age ?? lol

32 % will freeze !!!!!!! not much of it used in my area = on farm storage

 

BTW I put it on all rows .

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ECIN: do you have any corrosion issues using 28 to winterize? I've done it before, I've also filled the pump with oil, and drained everything else long enough before winter to let everything dry out. Now that I'm raising some wheat that won't work so well.
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Buckfamer - When i got of college in 76 - I was hired on at a local fert. plant -- back in them days we really didn't have stuff ike RV antifreeze - jus the car stuff , so we wuld use 28 % - now today i run a STS12 nd it takes about 75 to 100 gallons to charge up good . I have good  friends that buy RV in 55 gallon drums , the big differene is i do custom spraying and in the fall it can get pretty cold doing fall spraying --  So I just pull up to my 28 tnks and give it a shot and recharge the system -- done in 15 minutes -- lol

If I use the RV I would have to buy it by the tanker load .

 

Ok know what did you ask ??? oh yeah - I have strainers  on the all 7 sections plus the big one comeing out ofthe tank --clean them before I start and then mid season , have not foundany rust in them , If you want to see a sprayer saleman pucker up tight - just tell him you use 28 , lol

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Senior Contributor

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I worked at two different Co-ops during college. One used 28 the other antifreeze.
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Senior Advisor

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I use windshield washer fluid that is rated to -20F. Not a corrosive as fertilizer & cheaper than antifreeze.
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