Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tricks of the Trade - Spreading Fertilizer with a Rotary Spreader

As the late summer fertilizer applications near, I figured this is a good time to review the basics of rotary fertilizer calibration and application practices.  Why?  So you can avoid having playing surfaces look like this:

So, how do you avoid mistakes during application?  Ensure the spreader is calibrated correctly and ensure the application has the correct overlap.

Purdue University Turfgrass has both topics covered.

First - Fertilizing Existing Turf by Zac Reicher and Clark Throssell

Second - Spacing Between Passes of a Rotary Spreader by Zac Reicher

Go to to learn more about J&D Turf.

Play on!

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