How to utilize soil test for NPK and micros "correctly"

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How to utilize soil test for NPK and micros "correctly"

Post by behrygood1982 »

Hello Everyone,

I received my soil test back a while ago and i'm pretty much high on everything ( above the cirtical level is what they call it ). How do i use this information to adjust my fertilization schedule? For Example, Since i'm high too high on phos and over the critical level on potassium does this mean next year i shouldn't even worry about Potassium OR should i still put some down? What about the micro nutrients? Does it make sense to use the fall soil test to drive what i do next year and take a soil test every year in the fall or is that something that doesn't work like that? I did see a video where @thegrassfactor mentioned that even if your high on potassium for a soil test you should probably still thrown a little down in during the transition/diseas periods for warm season grass.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: How to utilize soil test for NPK and micros "correctly"

Post by BobLovesGrass »

How long hd it been since you last used a balanced fert?
Wondering if you were reading active fert not soil level.

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Re: How to utilize soil test for NPK and micros "correctly"

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@behrygood1982, I betcha these folks know the answers to your questions!

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