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Organic Fert Rates

Post by Kaba » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:32 pm

Hi guys,

I am just looking to create a table for some feed store organic fert rates. I am sure this table is riddled with errors so I am hoping some of you guys can help set me straight.

Off the top of my head there is:
- Cracked Corn (is this the same as cgm?) which I believe I read has up to about 9% N? At that N level a good rate would be 5 to 10 lbs/ksf?
- Soybean Meal which is in my mind for some reason at about 7% N?? Which would be around 10 to 15 lbs/ksf
- Alfalfa meal/Pellets which have up to 5% N? Which would have a rate 15 to 20 lbs/ksf?

In addition to the errors, are there any other good options to use?

Edit: please see the posts and links below for correct values!
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Re: Organic Fert Rates

Post by NJ-lawn » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:12 pm

Cracked corn and corn meal are two different things. For one thing crack corn is cheap and corn meal is quite expensive, at least in NJ.

I personally would not put down more than 15-20 lbs. at a time. I would say soy bean meal has the highest N of the three.

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Re: Organic Fert Rates

Post by g-man » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:15 pm

I posted this in another thread but I think it will be cool to have all the info in one spot.

7-1-2 Soy Bean Meal (SBM)
1.65-0.65-0.4 Cracked Corn
2.5-1-2 Alfalfa Pellets

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Re: Organic Fert Rates

Post by corneliani » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:24 pm

This article by Oregon State about the nutritional values of organic ferts is mind boggling! I would copy & paste it in here but it's much too long.
https://extension.oregonstate.edu/sites ... uesrev.pdf

Here's the article that led me to it:
https://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/ ... ertilizers

EDIT: Adding in a snippet of the first page only, for reference.

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Re: Organic Fert Rates

Post by Kaba » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:44 am

Thank you so much guys that is exactly what I was looking for I can't believe it!!

What rate do you think I should be applying "urine soaked bedding" at, the N value is off the charts for it, I was thinking maybe 2lbs/1000.... Haha that one just doesn't seem to fit in with the rest!!

I will update my first post so it's more accurate not to confuse people.

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Re: Organic Fert Rates

Post by Chris LI » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:26 am

Kaba wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:44 am
Thank you so much guys that is exactly what I was looking for I can't believe it!!

What rate do you think I should be applying "urine soaked bedding" at, the N value is off the charts for it, I was thinking maybe 2lbs/1000.... Haha that one just doesn't seem to fit in with the rest!!

I will update my first post so it's more accurate not to confuse people.
I was at my friend's house today helping him with his lawn and his dog peed in front of me, as I was pulling some crabgrass. I ran over and grabbed the hose, and watered the area down and told him to "look for the green spot". I'm still working on the patent for the dog pee collection device, for lawn/garden fertilization. Lol

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Re: Organic Fert Rates

Post by Jameshtx » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:39 am

Is it possible to get the N-P-K on this 50 lbs bag of rabbit pellets?
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Re: Organic Fert Rates

Post by gm560 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:19 pm

You all seen this?

https://thenutrientcompany.com/blogs/ho ... c-database

Edit: I can't wait until I read about someone throwing down "hair" at 14% N.
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Re: Organic Fert Rates

Post by NJ-lawn » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:03 pm

gm560 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:19 pm
You all seen this?

https://thenutrientcompany.com/blogs/ho ... c-database

Edit: I can't wait until I read about someone throwing down "hair" at 14% N.
Forget about going to Starbucks for coffee grinds, everybody gonna be going to barber shops

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