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Subject:  0-52-34 application rate

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Tasmania Australia

I realize that it is a granular fertilizer and the the application rate as 1 -3 Tablespoons per gallon of water.

I was looking to put this through a fertilizer injector then into a drip system, ( T-Tape )
I am thinking that the rate of 3 Tablespoon per gallon is the rate that you can apply it at foliar or drench.

What i am trying to work out and having some great difficulty is working out the ratio i should be mixing it at for a drip system, as if i mix it at 3 Tablespoons per gallon then connect this to a fertilizer injection system it would be diluted a fair bit.

What i am trying to work out is, in a Gallon bucket, how much of this fertilizer to add to the Gallon bucket and then the ratio that i needs to be diluted at, Like 200:1, 100:1, 50:1 or a injection % like 1 %, 5 %

I can see it is easier if it was already mixed in a tank, then just emptied the tank straight through the driprers bypassing the injector, i just don't have a tank or a pump at the moment to do this.

Any ideas of help would be greatly appreciated.

11/24/2018 6:56:42 PM

Tom K


I do the same thing. Sometimes the injector can cause some confusion. Here is how I think about it. I first determine how much water I want the plant to get. In mid summer, that would be 100 gallons. Holland recommends 3 cups of 0-52-34 per 50 gallons. So I want to deliver 6 cups of 0-52-34. AND you are delivering 100 gallons of water. Get your bucket. Fill it with 1 gallon of water. Add 6 cups of fertilizer. Set the injector to 1:100 Now the injector is going to deliver the 1 gallon bucket in 100 gallons of water (1:100). Turn on the drip tape, sit back and when the bucket is empty, you're done.

11/24/2018 7:24:38 PM


Tasmania Australia

Thanks for the reply, I knew there must be an easy way to work it all out, never thought of looking at it that way, makes it sound so easy.
Easy to work out, just work out how much water you want to put on and away you go, simple now that you have mentioned it that way,

11/24/2018 8:22:31 PM

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