Asked by: Josilene Knauff
asked in category: General Last Updated: 6th June, 2020

What is the best fertilizer for grass hay?

Producers can also use liquid N fertilizer (28-0-0; a 50:50 liquid blend of urea and ammonium nitrate). Liquid N can be successfully dribble-banded onto grass in spring, but urea in the liquid is subject to the same volatilization as granular urea.

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People also ask, what is best fertilizer for hay?

Hay generally removes between 8-16 lbs P2O5/acre for one ton of hay (depending on your soil type). Optimal rates of phosphorus also increase leaf content of magnesium and calcium further enhancing photosynthesis and the quality of hay. Nitrogen use efficiency is also significantly increased by P fertilization.

Beside above, what is the best fertilizer for pasture grass? Nitrogen

Also to know, how often do you fertilize hay fields?

Producers should take soil samples once per year from hayfields and every 3 years from their pastures. Hayfields need to be checked more frequently since large amounts of nutrients are removed in hay. Fertilizers are sold based on the percent nitrogen (N), phosphate (P) and potash (K) they contain.

How much does it cost to fertilize a hay field?

per acre = 8.4 acres per ton. Calculate the fertilizer cost per acre. (Commercial fertilizer cost per ton ÷ acres per ton = fertilizer cost per acre.) $190 ÷ 18.3 acres per ton = $10.38 per acre.

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