Fertilization Goal

Evaluation
Efficient fertilization is essential for economical production. In order to develop an effective fertilization program, simply fill out the step-by-step form and bring it to the Cooperative Extension office for analysis.

  • Step 1: Identify field use Location
    • Expected grazing management.
      • Fall Yes_______ No_______ Date Leaving
      • Spring Yes_______ No_______ Date Leaving
      • Summer Yes_______ No_______ Date Leaving
    • Expected hay use.
      • Cows ________________ Maintenance
      • Heifer ________________ Gestation First 1/3
      • Sheep ________________ Gestation Mid 1/3
      • ________________ Gestation Last 1/3
  • Step 2: What plants are produced?
    • Grasses Percentage
      • Smooth Brome ________________
      • Timothy ________________
      • Orchard ________________
      • Wheatgrass ________________
      • Reed Canary ________________
      • Meadow Foxtail ________________
      • Other ________________
    • Legumes
      • Clover ________________
      • Alfalfa ________________
      • Other ________________
      • Other ________________
      • Sedges ________________
      • Weeds ________________
  • Step 3: List recent fertilizer analysis.
    • Nitrogen ________________ PPM Available
    • Phosphorus ________________ PPM Available
  • Step 5: Yield Goal________________ Tons/Acre
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