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What now? No more Osmocote plus.

Since they've stopped making osmocote plus what will everyone be using now?


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RE: What now? No more Osmocote plus.

Schultz works. Or use regular Osmocote and dose micros.
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Or you could mix your own from dry ferts and clay like a few do here already.

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Which osmocote works best and what is schultz?

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Or you could mix your own from dry ferts and clay like a few do here already.
Any links or how to's?


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How to make DIY root fertilizer tablets with clay

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IDK if thats it but, this makes more sense since it has micro nutrients.
http://schultz.infinitylawnandgarden...r/nursery-plus

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My dad is an ornamental fertilizer rep (think large scale wholesale) and a certified crop adviser. He recommends Dynamite brand slow release fertilizer over Osmocote. He claims that Dynamite has a far superior bonding agent and it releases at a more uniform rate than Osmocote. That can be pretty important if you're looking out for an ammonia spike. I'll give it a try as soon as my current Osmocote tabs run out.
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My dad is an ornamental fertilizer rep (think large scale wholesale) and a certified crop adviser. He recommends Dynamite brand slow release fertilizer over Osmocote. He claims that Dynamite has a far superior bonding agent and it releases at a more uniform rate than Osmocote. That can be pretty important if you're looking out for an ammonia spike. I'll give it a try as soon as my current Osmocote tabs run out.
Does he recommend a certain type? If so a link would be great!


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Wow.. now why would they discontinue plus? I wonder. I still have a lot left..

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The good news with Dynamaite is all of the products have a micro package in them already. Pat yourselves on the back, TPT. Even a trained horticulturalist pushes micros because they work. I think all purpose or all purpose select would be the best option. Osmocote Plus is 15-9-12, where Dynamite All Purpose is 18-6-8 and All Purpose Select is 15-5-9. In other words, they're all pretty close in NPK composition, with All Purpose Select being the closest to Osmocote Plus. Really, I'd prefer a lower phosphorus number anyway, so that's what I'll use, and at
$12 for two lbs. through Amazon Prime $12 for two lbs. through Amazon Prime
, it ain't a bad deal.
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Wow.. now why would they discontinue plus? I wonder. I still have a lot left..
You can still buy the 50lb bags.


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Damn even the Dynamite is sold out at amazon (backorder 2-3mos).
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THey sell this stuf at home depot for 8.95 for 2 lbs

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