Just overfertilized... will it hurt?

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  1. Chipdasqrrl

    Chipdasqrrl Active Member

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    I got a soil test and it told me to add 100 pounds of potash per acre. Without thinking, I bought 100 pounds and put it all on my .5 acre or less plot. I planted crimson clover right after fertilizing, will the extra fertilizer hurt anything?


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    Nope
     
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    100 lbs? I would guess 2x 50 lb bags of 0-0-60? If that is correct, you have roughly 60 lbs of potash. So you actually applied 120 lbs per acre on your 1/2 acre. Not a problem. ;)
     
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    The real mistake you made was planting crimson clover this time of year. :)
     
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    Uh , no. 0-0-60 has 60% Potash / #, right? Then there is 30# potash/50# bag which means two bags would give a person 60# Potash?? Am I wrong?
     
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    Think so? Is that because it needs warm temps?


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    It’s a fall crop. Plant it in the fall with a cereal cover crop then watch it take off during the spring.
     
  9. Chipdasqrrl

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    I believe it gets too cold here to use it as a winter annual. I’m using it as a cover crop to add nitrogen before a July brassica planting


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    No you are not wrong dogghr; a 0-0-60 50 lb bag would be 60% potash or 30 pounds just as you stated.
     
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    Soooo if whitetail institute tells me I need 100 pounds of potash per acre, is that 3 1/3 50 pound bags or 2 50 pound bags?


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    Let us know how it does, please. My crimson clover has already flowered, gone to seed, and died for the year.
     
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    I’ll post an update or two before July


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    Simple way to remember is simply the numbers on a 50# bag are are figured per 100#, so if you are using a 50# bag, those numbers are in half. Thus if you have a 50# bag of 19-19-19 then you have half of the what is figured on 100#. So if you need 400# of N/ac on a plot then you must use aprox twenty 50# bags.
    Answer your question, you need what you said 3+ 50# bags for the most part/ac. But you are doing only half and ac so you need half your numbers if you want to stay true...and save some money. Good luck. It can get confusing
     
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    Thanks, sounds like I actually put about the right amount of fertilizer after all. Lol


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    You bought 100 lbs of 0-0-60. You bought 60 lbs of potash. You applied 60 lbs potash to 1/2 acre ... which is a 120 lb/acre rate. You applied 10 lbs too much on your half acre .... for potash, not a problem. You did good, relax, crack a beer, watch your clover grow. ;)
     
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    You are correct, but he applied it to 1/2 acre. 60 lb per 1/2 acre = 120 lbs per acre. He was told to apply 100 lb per acre. Damn details. ;)
     
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    I broadcast a 600 pound rate last fall, broadcasted seed right along side it and walked away. I was only shooting for 400, but over-estimated my plot size. I think that rye is going to have stems like 12 gauge wire. Also had beans and brassicas in it and they did great as well.
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    mine too, seed is dried out and plants are dead.
     
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    And you thought you would never have to use that stuff in math class!!!
     

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