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Building Strong Nutrient Cycles in Kentucky's Pastures

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Soil Fertility and Grazing Management as Part of an Integrated Weed Control Program-Chris Teutsch


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DON'T TRIP ON TRIPLE-19

There are wrong ways to do right things. Repeated use of products like triple-10 (10-10-10) or triple-19 (19-19-19) on hay fields can ultimately make that field unresponsive to the fertilizer that is applied. Don’t get me wrong, fertilizing is a ‘right’ thing. People that fertilize their pasture and hay fields have a special place in my heart. But here is why triple-19 can trip you up - READ ENTIRE ARTICLE

FERTILITY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PASTURES AND HAY

Top production from hay and pasture fields can best be obtained if soil test levels are in the range of 50 to 60 P and 270 to 300 K and are maintained at those levels.  Strive to maintain a pH of 6.4 for mixed grass-legume pastures and a pH of 6.8 for alfalfa and alfalfa-grass.  Alfalfa fields might also require added boron (B) for maximum production.  Refer to "Lime and Fertilizer Recommendations" (AGR-1) for complete fertilizer recommendations.

DON'T LET POTASH LIMIT YOUR FORAGES

soil probePotassium can be a neglected nutrient in forages, especially hayfields. Potassium is needed for many essential plant processes

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