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Old 01-17-2013, 03:33 PM
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I got my soil test samples back and the results say I need to add 34-0-0. I couldn't find anyone that sells that by me. Is it okay to use 46-0-0? . I also have to add 0-0-60 but that is easy to get around here. Do I apply both of these fertilizers at the same time when I apply lime or do I need to do these at separate stages? Any input would be great since I am new to food plots.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:39 PM
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Yes you can use 46-0-0 aka urea as a replacement for 34-0-0 aka ammonium nitrate. You will be able to use about 10% less by weight. You can apply them all at the same time or ideally get the lime down as soon as you are able and the fertilizer down prior to planting and work it in. Are you planting corn?
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use 74% 46-0-0 to replace 100% 34-0-0

so 74 lbs of 46-0-0 = 100 lbs of 34-0-0
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No I am not planting corn, its just a little 1/2 acre hole in my woods. I'll be planting brassicas probably. Haven't totally made up my mind yet.
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If you're planting brassicas I wouldn't apply the fertilized until just before you are ready to plant in July. Apply the lime as soon as you are able.
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Lime as soon as feasible.
The first number in the fertilizer is nitrogen and nitrogen loses it strength when exposed to the elements. Either work nitrogen into the soil prior to planting or wait until the plants are a few weeks old and then fertilize just before a substantial rain... 1/2 inch of rain or more.
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Lime as soon as feasible.
The first number in the fertilizer is nitrogen and nitrogen loses it strength when exposed to the elements. Either work nitrogen into the soil prior to planting or wait until the plants are a few weeks old and then fertilize just before a substantial rain... 1/2 inch of rain or more.

Yep. Urea (46-0-0) needs to be "rained in" where as ammonium nitrate does not. FWIW, the "new" 34-0-0 (11%S) around is about half urea and half ammonium sulfate. The only ammonium nitrate we can get now is calcium (lime) coated thanks to terrorists not knowing how to correctly apply fertilizer, which drops the analysis down to 27-0-0.
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How did you dig down 6" this time of year, to do a soil sample?
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Because here in Wisconsin we got snow before the ground froze and insulated it, now within the last couple of weeks all the snow has melted and now the ground is finally frozen.
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Great informaion on the fertilizer, had the same issue last summer. TH
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