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Richard Placette II. asked 5 years ago

Hello, I have approximately 70 acres in East Texas we have a slightly acidic sandy loom soil ph around 5.5-5.9 with that being said if I decide to utilize 5 gallons of Plot Start per acre how many gallons of water do I mix into the Plot Start? I cannot find a straight forward answer anywhere. I assume I will be planting around 5 acres and I will be be using my atv to pull a 60 gallon boom sprayer it has 7 nozzles with a 140” wide spray swath. Big ticket question here how much water do I put in the tank per 5 gallons of Plot Start to 1 acre is it a 1:1 mix ratio that would be 5 gallons of Plot Start to 5 gallons of water? I just want to make sure I mix it correctly and not to weak or strong for that matter. Also I need the calculations for Plot Boost once I have emergence of the seeds. I realize it says 32 ounces per acre but it does not tell you how much water to add to this 32 ounces of Plot Boost per acre. That is very vital information in my opinion please someone give me a straight answer,  Thank you.

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DeerGro Expert Staff answered 5 years ago

It completely depends on how fast you drive and the sprayer rate. If you are applying 5 gallons of PlotStart per acre, you need to mix as much water as it takes you to evenly spray that acre. For example, if you have a 5 acre food plot, you have sprayed herbicide over in the past, and you know it takes 60 gallons to spray the entire 5 acres, then you would mix 5 gallons of Plot Start per acre (25 gallons for 5 acres) + the remaining 35 gallons of water to get 60 gallons, or enough to evenly spray the entire 5 acres. Water is just the carrier to evenly spray acreage, At the end of the day, if you add 100 gallons or 10 gallons of water to apply 5 gallons of PlotStart to 1 acre, the same amount of PlotStart makes it to the soil, you just varied the amount of water to ensure a very even coating.
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