Hay Maker FAQs

Hay Maker 18-3-4 is a foliar fertilizer that increases hay & forage production. It can be tank-mixed with your herbicide and applied simultaneously. With its slow release liquid nitrogen, it is effective in increasing protein content.

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What is Hay Maker? 
  • It’s a foliar fertilizer containing slow release nitrogen formulated to increase forage production of pastures and increase hay yield and protein content.
How does it work? 
  • It slowly penetrates the leaf and provides a sustained foliar feeding lasting up to 2 weeks. The sustained release of nutrients along with the amino acids increases the photosynthetically activity in the leaf increasing chlorophyll resulting in a quick grow back and increment protein levels in plant tissue.
Can I use Hay Maker on other plants? 
  • Yes, you can use it on Alfalfa, Brome, Crimson Clover, Orchard grass, Timothy grass and Pasture.  Hay Maker will aid to put nutrients back between cuttings. It’s important to check soil fertility levels, in order to compensate the amount of nutrients needed and decide how many sprays of Hay Maker should be needed.
Can I use Hay Maker on my lawn? 
  • Yes, apply 6oz per gallon of water for every 1,000 sq. ft. 1-2 times per month as needed.
Can I apply with a broadleaf herbicide? 
  • Yes, you can combine both products and apply at the same time saving costs of having to make a separate application. The combination will cause the broadleaf weeds to die faster, since the nutrients uptake will lead to also more herbicide uptake, resulting in better weed control.
Why is Hay Maker better than a granular product? 
  • The Nitrogen being applied calculates to 1.87 lbs per acre, but the maximum benefits are achieved due to our high performance ingredients. With 60% slow release urea triazone (better than other forms of urea as it allows for a steady feed) and all higher performing ingredients, its value alone has been proven to maximize your profits. Won’t run off your plants or property as long as it has time to dry before heavy rains.
Can I apply Hay Maker before the first cutting? 
  • You can but it doesn’t have enough benefits to justify the application. It would be more cost efficient to wait until after the cut, when the leaf needs the nutrients the most.
How soon after application is it okay to bale my hay? 
  • Hay Maker should be applied at least 14 days prior to baling for maximum effect.
Can I use Hay Maker as a soil application? 
  • Hay Maker is not designed for soil application. To satisfy your soil nitrogen you should use a farm grade granular fertilizer and use Hay Maker as a supplement to speed your grow back and increase your protein content.
How long should I wait prior to allowing animals to graze or before watering? 
  • Wait 24 hours, this will allow the product to be absorbed by the leaf.
How Much NPK am I obtaining per acre with the dilution rate listed in your label? 
  • You will obtain 4.41 lbs. of N, 0.74 lbs. of P and .398 lbs. of K per acre.
Hay Maker Actives: 
  • Triazone Urea. This is a liquid slow release source of nitrogen.
  • 1. It is in a resinous form that sticks and slowly penetrates into the leaf when used as a foliar spray.
    • a. It is resistant to wash off from the weather.
    • b. The microbes on the leaf slowly break it down into a form the leaf can absorb.
    • c. In essence, a sustained foliar feeding for up to 2 weeks is obtained.
      • i. New growth quickly occurs from a sustained foliar feeding
    • d. The nitrogen goes directly into the leaf to create protein.
      • i. Protein makes the hay more valuable
  • 2. Nearly 100% of nitrogen in Hay Maker is used by the plant. Far more efficient than soil applied nitrogen that needs to be taken up by the root.
  • Potassium acetate. This form of potassium is by far the most efficient form of potassium for foliar application.
    • 1. In a University trial, up to 84% more potassium was absorbed by the plant than any other source of potassium.
    • 2. Potassium acetate is one of the safest of all sources of potassium, resulting in less chance of leaf burn and less stress on the plant.
What do I do if product freezes?
  • Shake well. If product has clumps, strain them out.
  • Make sure product stays in liquid form otherwise product will need to be replaced.
Where can I purchase Hay Maker? 
  • Hay Maker is available at Blain Supply, GroSouth, Mills Farm & Fleet, Theisen Supply, Tractor Supply, and through our Distributors. Farmers are able to purchase direct with a minimum pallet purchase. Contact us at Rosanna@organiclabs.com for more information.
How is Hay Maker available? 
  • In 2½ Gallon containers, 30 & 55 Gallon drums and 250 Gallon totes

28 Comments

  1. I see that this works well on forage. I have oats and wheet planted and it’s about 2 inches tall. How established should the new growth be before I apply.
    Thank you,

    • Hay Maker does work well on forage and should work well on your oats and wheat.
      Since the product works through foliar absorption, you should wait two more weeks until you spray.
      Then you’ll want to re-apply 1-2 times per month.

      Please email us before and after photos so we can share on facebook!

  2. Can you use HayMaker on Deer food plots?

    • Hay Maker will work great on deer plots etc!!! Hay Maker will actually provide enhanced growth.

      We recommend that you remove all grazing animals for a minimum of 24 hours. It is not because it is unsafe for the animals. It is so that the leaf can absorb and retain the nutrients in the Hay Maker before they are taken away from grazing animals.

      It slowly penetrates the leaf and provides a sustained foliar feeding lasting up to 2 weeks. The sustained release of nutrients along with the amino acids increases the photosynthetically activity in the leaf increasing chlorophyll resulting in a quick grow back and increment protein levels in plant tissue.

      Per the label instructions: Mix 1 gallon of Hay Maker to 50 gallons of water to treat 1 acre.

      Please do not hesitate to reach out again with additional questions.

      Thanks so much for using our products and for your referrals!
      We are proud to be a leading producer of earth friendly pesticides and fertilizers

  3. Can you use haymaker on sorghum?

    • Haymaker has never been tested on sorghum.

      Since this is off label, you can test a small area to see if it will help. It certainly will not hurt.

      Please do not hesitate with any additional questions.

  4. Can Haymaker be tank mixed with MSMA?

    • Yes, you can combine both products and apply at the same time saving costs of having to make a separate application. The combination will cause the broadleaf weeds to die faster, since the nutrients uptake will lead to also more herbicide uptake, resulting in better weed control.

      Please do not hesitate with any additional questions.

  5. What are the grazing restrictions for cattle, especially pregnant cows and young calves?

    • Wait 24 hours, this will allow the product to be absorbed by the leaf.

      Please do not hesitate with any additional questions.

  6. Can this product be applied using a 3 gal backpack sprayer. I have appox 1 acre in orchard grass.?

    • We recommend to use a pint of Hay Maker per fill and use the entire 3 gallons to cover 1/8th of your acre.

      You will need to mark it off into 8 parts.

      Please do not hesitate to reach out again with additional questions.

  7. Can you mix Hay Maker with a dye to tell where you’ve sprayed?

    • We want to thank you for writing to us and for viewing our website.

      Yes, you can use dye.

      If you’re spraying on grass or hay you won’t need to use dye. You will be able to see where you sprayed.

      Please do not hesitate to reach out again with additional questions.

  8. Will your haymaker product also work effectively on vegetable plants. I’ve used a 20% soil fertilizer previously in my garden years back when a typical gardener could purchase the higher quantity. I was looking for the triple 10 product when I encountered your 18-3-4 liquid fertilizer. I want to mix it at a lower ratio such as 3/4:50 to avoid burning my plants. Your thoughts.

    • It’s a great idea to use Hay Maker for vegetables!

      We recommend using 2 ounces of Hay Maker per gallon of water for small applications. You can always increase your application rate, if needed.

      It should be applied early morning or late evening. There is very little risk of leaf burn when applied to plants, when used as directed. Do not freeze or spray in temperatures over 95°F.

      During the summertime temperatures can stay above 95 degrees. During this time, we recommend spraying at night when there are cooler temperatures and the product has time to dry.

      Wait 24 hours before harvesting, this will allow the product to be absorbed by the leaf.

      We look forward to hearing your results.

      Please do not hesitate to reach out again with additional questions.

  9. Is this product safe for home Lawn care use on (standard & Hybrid) Bermuda varieties in Oklahoma?
    I’m confused about the amount of product to use. I have 1 acre with a 15 gallon pull behind sprayer.
    If I manipulate the directions (1 gal to 50 gal of water per acre), 1/2 gal to 25 gal, further reduced to 1/4 gal for 12.5 gal tank., I’m guessing I roughly would need around 35 ozs of Haymaker for 15 gallons of water for 1 acre in that theory? However, I read in other posts that you recommended 6 ozs per gal for lawn use, or in my 15 gallon sprayer that would equate to 90 ozs.
    I’m excited to try your product but don’t want to burn the yard by too spraying too much or not get the full benefit of the fertilizer by adding too little. Thanks for your time!

    • Haymaker is great for lawns!

      You are right, it’s 6 oz per gallon of water for every 1000 sq ft. So if you have a 15 gallon sprayer, it will equate to 90oz. We recommend applying 1-2 times per month, as needed.

      Please do not hesitate to reach out again with additional questions.

      • My sprayer sprayes 48 oz per 1000 sq feet. Is that enough water

        • Per the label instructions: Mix 1 gallon of Hay Maker to 50 gallons of water to treat 1 acre. When using a sprayer, mix 2 gallons of Hay Maker with 100 gallons of water to treat 2 acres.

          For lawn applications: Apply 6 oz per gallon per 1000 sq. ft. 1-2 times per month as needed.

          Please do not hesitate to reach out again with additional questions.

  10. How often do you need to reapply or is it just a one-time use

    • We suggest applying once or twice a month, as needed.

      Please do not hesitate to reach out again with additional questions.

  11. Can hay maker be used on Saint Augustine grass and Bermuda grass ?

    • Haymaker is great for lawns!

      • It slowly penetrates the leaf and provides a sustained foliar feeding lasting up to 2 weeks. The sustained release of nutrients along with the amino acids increases the photosynthetically activity in the leaf increasing chlorophyll resulting in a quick grow back and increment protein levels in plant tissue.

      For lawns we recommend to apply 6oz per gallon per 1000sq ft., 1-2 times per month, as needed.

      You can find Haymaker at any Tractor Supply retail store.

      Please do not hesitate to reach out again with additional questions.
      Thanks so much for using our products and for your referrals!
      We are proud to be a leading producer of earth friendly pesticides and fertilizers!

  12. How Long before it rains can I spray?

    • We want to thank you for writing to us and for viewing our website.

      We recommend not spraying the Haymaker 24 hours before or after rain. This will allow the product to be absorbed by the leaf.

      Please do not hesitate to reach out again with additional questions.

  13. I have a 110 gal sprayer. How many gallons of water do I add to the 2.5 gallons of hay maker?

    • David,
      It would depend on how many acres you want to treat.
      Per the label instructions: Mix 1 gallon of Hay Maker to 50 gallons of water to treat 1 acre.
      So if you want to fill your sprayer you can treat 2 acres by mixing 2 gallons of Hay Maker with 100 gallons of water.

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