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Milorganite Now 32# Bag

Post by Oldschool » March 14th, 2019, 6:03 pm

Checked price for Milorganite on Truevalue and Ace Hardware websites. Both describe Milorganite as a 32 lb. bag, not 36. Prices may have stayed the same from last year but they’re shorting us 4 lbs. Bummer!

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Re: Milorganite Now 32# Bag

Post by Green » March 15th, 2019, 12:00 pm

That means for every 7 bags you used to buy, you'll have to buy 8 bags now.
So, if you paid $12 per bag, you'll have to pay $96 instead of $84. You'll have a little extra material with 8 smaller bags, and it may take up slightly more storage space both on a pallet and in your shed, basement, or garage. But at the same time, bags will be easier to handle. I wonder if this has to with the supposedly continuing shortage from last year, and I wonder if the analysis changed again. I do know they are redesigning the bag, but did not expect it to get smaller, just like most products do over time. Didn't it used to be 40 lbs a long time ago?

Thanks for the heads-up.

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Re: Milorganite Now 32# Bag

Post by ENVY23 » March 18th, 2019, 10:32 am

According to the photo on Ace Hardware's website, it still covers 2,500 sqft. So the price per 1k is the same, just less product to spread.

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Re: Milorganite Now 32# Bag

Post by Green » March 18th, 2019, 2:59 pm

ENVY23 wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 10:32 am
According to the photo on Ace Hardware's website, it still covers 2,500 sqft. So the price per 1k is the same, just less product to spread.
They likely just changed the coverage number on the bag. Unless it's 7% N now, which I doubt.

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Re: Milorganite Now 32# Bag

Post by ENVY23 » March 18th, 2019, 3:14 pm

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According to the photo on Ace Hardware's website, it still covers 2,500 sqft. So the price per 1k is the same, just less product to spread.
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They likely just changed the coverage number on the bag. Unless it's 7% N now, which I doubt.
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The old bag was 36lbs of 5-2-0 that covered 2,500 sqft. That’s .72 N per 1k. The new bag is 32lbs of 6-4-0 that covers 2,500 sqft, which is .768 N per 1k.

The loss is the iron. The old bag was 4% which came to .576 per 1k, while the new 32lb bag is only 2.5% and comes to .32 per 1k. Almost half the iron, bummer.


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Re: Milorganite Now 32# Bag

Post by Green » March 18th, 2019, 4:31 pm

5-2-0? That was a few years ago. I guess you missed not only the 36# 5-4-0 bags that came after that, but also the 36# 6-4-0 bags after those (over the past couple of years). So, if it's still 6-4-0 like last year, and now is 32 lbs instead of 36 lbs, there has to be a loss of N. You are right about the loss of iron.

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Re: Milorganite Now 32# Bag

Post by turf_toes » March 18th, 2019, 5:09 pm

Oceangro for NJ users is looking better by the day. Same iron and nitrogen as new Milo formula. But it comes in a 50 pound bag and is much less expensive than Milo.

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Re: Milorganite Now 32# Bag

Post by ENVY23 » March 18th, 2019, 6:16 pm

Ah, I stand corrected Green. My bad. There’s a store that sells 36lb Milo for $9.99(HD is almost $15) but it’s a bit of a drive, so I buy it by the pallet every couple of years and store it at my parents. I brought the last couple bags to my house the other day, so I just went and checked and indeed 5-4-0 is what I have. Since these are my last two bags I guess I better get a pallet of the 36lb 6-4-0 soon before current stock sells out and it goes to 32lb. Thanks for the clarification.

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Re: Milorganite Now 32# Bag

Post by Green » March 18th, 2019, 7:00 pm

ENVY23 wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Ah, I stand corrected Green. My bad. There’s a store that sells 36lb Milo for $9.99(HD is almost $15) but it’s a bit of a drive, so I buy it by the pallet every couple of years and store it at my parents. I brought the last couple bags to my house the other day, so I just went and checked and indeed 5-4-0 is what I have. Since these are my last two bags I guess I better get a pallet of the 36lb 6-4-0 soon before current stock sells out and it goes to 32lb. Thanks for the clarification.
Sounds like a good plan. Hopefully it works out. You're welcome.

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