Fertilizer Application

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When is the proper time to apply fertilizer? Application of fertilizer should be based around a few factors. First, a soil test should have been completed to determine how much product one needs to apply. Prior to application an application of lime should have been administered to get the pH to the proper range. Remember if the pH is out of range fertilizer is being wasted, also lime takes about 60-90 days to adjust the pH. The most crucial factor to keep in mind is that fertilizer application is most effective when the soil temperature is above 55 degrees Fahrenheit. There is a 15 degrees difference between soil and air temperatures. Fertilizer applied to a cold soil is wasted fertilizer due to cold temperatures surprising biological breakdown of the fertilizer. So, make sure the temperature is on the rise and get to growing. For more information contact Shane Biddix at 828-688-4811.