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I sent off some soil samples a few weeks ago and got the results today. I thought that they usually sent recommendations of how much product to apply. About the only thing I can tell is the ph is about right. A little low in the back. Was hoping someone could point me in the right direction.
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They gave you the maintenance program in the comments section.
120-200 lb of N per A during growing season. 100 lb K/A during growing season.

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Bombers wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:36 am
They gave you the maintenance program in the comments section.
120-200 lb of N per A during growing season. 100 lb K/A during growing season.
I guess I wasn’t thinking those were the recommendations because of the wording.

“ Consider split applying K if 100 lb per acre or more is recommended.”

Kinda made it sound like a maintenance process and not a recommendation of amount. That and it didn’t list any amount in the lbs/acre column. Thanks

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I would inquire back and ask them for the hard numbers for P and K. As you know, nitrogen is more predictable as to how much to put down.

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@Mikeyp_1284 I moved this to the soil fertility subforum.

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Mikeyp_1284 wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:24 am
Bombers wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:36 am
They gave you the maintenance program in the comments section.
120-200 lb of N per A during growing season. 100 lb K/A during growing season.
I guess I wasn’t thinking those were the recommendations because of the wording.

“ Consider split applying K if 100 lb per acre or more is recommended.”

Kinda made it sound like a maintenance process and not a recommendation of amount. That and it didn’t list any amount in the lbs/acre column. Thanks
It seems that the recommendation block are all zeroes. I’m not sure what type of soil test your lab conducted and not sure how they calculate their indexes. I recommend calling the lab for their recommendations, I would think they would recommend some lime on the second soil test.
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Looks like you used the form for a pasture that a farmer would use. Next time fill out the lawn and garden form instead, it is more basic and easier to read. NC State performs the Mehlich-3 test, Dr Mehlich actually worked for the NC department of agriculture. They usually don’t recommend lime until the PH falls below 5.8. Index values for P & K should be between 50 & 70. Fertilizer recommendations are also listed on there as well. By your results it looks like you need to use a nitrogen only fertilizer like a 34-0-0 or 46-0-0 because of your P & K index values. https://www.ncagr.gov/agronomi/obmehlch.htm



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01Bullitt wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:42 pm
Looks like you used the form for a pasture that a farmer would use. Next time fill out the lawn and garden form instead, it is more basic and easier to read. NC State performs the Mehlich-3 test, Dr Mehlich actually worked for the NC department of agriculture. They usually don’t recommend lime until the PH falls below 5.8. Index values for P & K should be between 50 & 70. Fertilizer recommendations are also listed on there as well. By your results it looks like you need to use a nitrogen only fertilizer like a 34-0-0 or 46-0-0 because of your P & K index values. https://www.ncagr.gov/agronomi/obmehlch.htm



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Thanks everyone for the replies. Yep, I think I did fill out the wrong form after looking at them. Thanks for the advice on the fert.

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