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Phosphorus Fertilizer Recommendations

Quick reference tables, rounded to the nearest 5 pounds, are provided for corn, soybean, wheat, corn silage, and alfalfa for phosphorus. Note the equations and quick tables provide recommendations for pounds of P2O5 per acre, not pounds of fertilizer per acre. Final fertilizer recommended rates in pounds of fertilizer per acre can be calculated by dividing the provided nutrient recommendation by the percent concentration of that nutrient in the fertilizer. For example, potash fertilizer (potassium chloride) is often 0-0-60, or 60% K2O. A recommendation of 60 lbs of K2O per acre would equate to 100 lbs of KCl per acre.

Corn Phosphorus Recommendations

Soybean Phosphorus Recommendations

Wheat Phosphorus Recommendations

Corn Silage Phosphorus Recommendations

Alfalfa Phosphorus Recommendations

Potassium Fertilizer Recommendations

Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations for Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, and Alfalfa

Executive Summary  |  Soil Sampling, Handling, and Testing  |  Soil pH and Lime Recommendations  |  Nitrogen  |  Phosphorus and Potassium  |  Calcium, Magnesium, and Sulfur  |  Micronutrients  | Additional Resources  |  Authors and Acknowledgements

This website provides a summarized version of the Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations, reporting only the main points of the document, but lacking comprehensive detail. For complete information, please see the full version which we anticipate being available soon from The Ohio State University Extension Publications Store (