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Old 06-04-2013, 05:47 AM   #1
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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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Old 06-04-2013, 05:58 AM   #2
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Schultz works. Or use regular Osmocote and dose micros.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:01 AM   #3
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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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Old 06-04-2013, 06:01 AM   #4
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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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Old 06-04-2013, 06:05 AM   #5
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http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...=clay+root+tab
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:23 AM   #6
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Is this the Schultz?

Amazon.com: Schultz All Purpose 16-12-12 Plant Food, 3.5-Pound: Patio, Lawn & Garden Amazon.com: Schultz All Purpose 16-12-12 Plant Food, 3.5-Pound: Patio, Lawn & Garden
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:12 PM   #7
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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
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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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So what is everyones thoughts and opinions on this -
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BIO7D66/ref=asc_df_B00BIO7D662532364?smid=A1UJ4LM12LBAOW&tag=sdcbing591-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395105&creativeASIN=B00BIO7D66 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BIO7D66/ref=asc_df_B00BIO7D662532364?smid=A1UJ4LM12LBAOW&tag=sdcbing591-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395105&creativeASIN=B00BIO7D66
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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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