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PumpkinShepherd (Todd)

Indiana

Anyone use this as a foliar spray? I recently bought the SR430 Stihl mister blower and has a 3.7 gallon tank. Wondering how many ounces per gallon I should mix. Thanks.

3/20/2022 9:06:28 AM

Materdoc

Bloomington, IN USA

Todd, whatever you spray, you want to test the pH & ppm. You don’t want to burn your leaves.

3/21/2022 9:27:22 AM

North Shore Boyz

Mill Bay, British Columbia

Todd, I used it at 1oz per gallon but did not adjust PH. I did always test the PPM and would like to keep it 250ppm-300ppm.

3/23/2022 10:07:11 PM

PumpkinShepherd (Todd)

Indiana

What type of meter are you using to test the ppm?

3/31/2022 7:31:42 AM

PumpkinShepherd (Todd)

Indiana

And thanks for the info!

3/31/2022 7:32:05 AM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

Everybody's always worried about fertilizer 'burn', so follow the directions on the label of the company that is hanging its reputation on its product:

'Growth Products 0-0-25 Liquid Potassium is a concentrate potassium fertilizer solution made from the highest quality technical grade potassium carbonate. Liquid Potassium provides you with 100% soluble potassium for immediate platn and turf uptake through both foliar and root feeding. Liquid Potassium can be applied throughout the growing season to correct potassium deficiencies quickly. As a fall fertilization product, it provides the maxiumum amount of potash in solution, and will help to improve stress tolerance from drought, winter and traffic. Since all nutrients are in a soluble form, turf can respond with a few days after application. No agitation is required.

5 oz per 1000 sq ft delivers 1/8 lb K
11 oz per 1000 sq ft delivers 1/4 lb K
23 oz per 1000 sq ft delivers 1/2 lb k
46 oz per 1000 sq ft delivers 1 lb K Growth Products 0-0-25 Liquid Potassium 2.5 Gallons';

Yes, varying intensities and concentrations, depending on what YOU wanna do and there is no mention of PPM, anywhere.
You may also be walking around a lot depending on how long 3.7 gallons take to dispense, unless you also have another irrigation system in place, whether Whizzers or drip lines; Occasionally, I've seen that it doesn't matter what the amount of water is that you mix a product with (not sure of the MDL, or, lol, Minimum Lethal Dose, lol) as long as it's adequate to dispense the product properly, as in 3.7 gallons with what intensity of the product in it that YOU desire - as was said, and I say, go 'middle of the road' until we ALL know better - eg

4/1/2022 1:42:47 PM

Tad12

Seattle, WA

Why would this be better than potassium sulfate? Cheaper I'm guessing and 0-0-50. You can get solution grade powder.

4/9/2022 1:01:17 PM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

All I know is read and USE the ratings/recommendations on ANY label;---eg

https://www.justintools.com/unit-conversion/density.php?k1=ounces-per-gallon&k2=parts-per-million

4/9/2022 4:39:27 PM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

I suggest everyone hit the down arrows on this calculator for a new horizon to be reached concerning our calculations of about every facet of growing---eg

4/9/2022 4:44:03 PM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

1 Ounces Per Gallon
= 6236.023291 Parts Per Million

4/10/2022 7:04:42 PM

North Shore Boyz

Mill Bay, British Columbia

Sorry to take so long to reply pumpkinpal, but there is no chance that your math is correct. Use a ppm metre if you want real results.

5/19/2022 1:57:01 PM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

It's funny to look back even a few weeks and see what I thought was so important THEN, lol. It just seems that converting everything to 300 parts per million is not a plausible way of doing it all and IDC, but I did then, but if directions say this and you say that, and anyone whom has asked a question is instantly mesmerized by 'PPM' and just goes along with it, that is up to them, I guess. If a product has seven chemicals in it, such as a fertilizer of any kind, if you bypass the directions and go with your own concentration of said fertilizer, is 300 PPM OF the ENTIRE fertilizer going to be enough? I guess that's what I'm getting at - using too little of a fertilizer/fungicide, etc. based on what another, well-respected grower may have recommended at one time years ago might be in need of an update, IDK. I'll lay off of any '7 to 10 days' recommendations for now, too, lol---
I should not care so much, but using too little could be simply reducing one's results and gains - the purposes of using any product to begin with. I could not get the #s to work in my favor just now for 20 minutes, lol, so, maybe a topic for down the road and you keep growin''em big and I'll TRY to do the same (*_*)
Above is still a very neat-o calculator that will certainly be beneficial to some, and to myself, fer sherr! Later---eg

5/20/2022 2:13:32 AM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

Especially sorry to all about the 'instantly mesmerized' comment - I've never claimed that I know everything, even with THIS fat head - eg

5/20/2022 2:23:10 AM

Little Kins

Nittyville or Grittyville

Northshore didnt provide the correct calculations or point out where yours were wrong. I dont understand his post.

5/20/2022 12:17:48 PM

Little Kins

Nittyville or Grittyville

My brain is stretched too far to do the math but nothing looked wrong to me. Never trust anything I say though and Northshore has some good looking plants. He must be calculating something right.

5/20/2022 12:25:15 PM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

Yup, to your last few words, also, lol, and that's when and even if not, i tread lightly, but have a hard time saying nothing if I see room for improvement, even for or in MY case - happens at work all the time, lol---g'day---eg

5/20/2022 1:47:38 PM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

I've never looked around and swept anything under the rug before but I wish I could right now, lol; Thought all day about this blank space and here it is, so, NSB, forgehhht abaaahht it and I'll just practice what I've preached for now and see how Season '22 ends up going - eric g

5/21/2022 3:15:32 AM

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