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2014

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Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Fertilizer

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Fertilizing Your Lawn, Gregg Munshaw Jul 2014

Fertilizing Your Lawn, Gregg Munshaw

Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications

Lawns require fertilizer to remain healthy. Proper fertilization practices will lead to a thick, dark green, uniform lawn that is competitive against weed and disease invasions. The nutrients contained in fertilizers are necessary to support many processes occurring within the plants. If any essential nutrient is limiting, the plants will not perform at their highest level.


Liming Kentucky Lawns, Gregg Munshaw, Edwin L. Ritchey Jul 2014

Liming Kentucky Lawns, Gregg Munshaw, Edwin L. Ritchey

Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications

Most homeowners desire an aesthetically pleasing landscape and will take steps to ensure success. Proper fertilizing, watering, and pest control are all steps that will lead to a quality lawn. However, some confusion surrounds when and why lime should be applied to a lawn. Many homeowners believe that lime needs to be applied on an annual basis for a quality lawn. The purpose of this publication is to explain why lime is needed and whether it is required on your lawn.


2014-2015 Lime And Nutrient Recommendations, Lloyd W. Murdock, Edwin L. Ritchey May 2014

2014-2015 Lime And Nutrient Recommendations, Lloyd W. Murdock, Edwin L. Ritchey

Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications

The recommendations found in this publication are a result of a biennial review of soil fertility research and soil test data collected in Kentucky. The committee is made up of members of the Plant and Soil Science, Horticulture, and Agricultural Economics Departments. The co-chairs of the committee and editors of this publication are Drs. Lloyd Murdock and Edwin Ritchey, Extension Soil Specialists.


Soybean Nutrient Management In Kentucky, Edwin L. Ritchey, Chad Lee, Carrie Ann Knott, John H. Grove Apr 2014

Soybean Nutrient Management In Kentucky, Edwin L. Ritchey, Chad Lee, Carrie Ann Knott, John H. Grove

Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications

Soybean grows best on fertile soils. For decades, the University of Kentucky has conducted field studies to establish the relationship between soil nutrient supplies and soybean yield. Adequate soil fertility must be present so that yields are not limited. Soybean removes a large amount of nutrients in the seed relative to other annual crops. For each bushel of soybean produced, 3 lb N, 0.7 lb P2O5, and 1.1 lb K2O will be removed in the seed, but considerably more is required to supply the leaves, stems and pods that are not removed during ...


Technology To Improve Sprayer Accuracy, Timothy S. Stombaugh Mar 2014

Technology To Improve Sprayer Accuracy, Timothy S. Stombaugh

Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications

A number of new technologies have been introduced over the last several years aimed at improving the accuracy of spray application, but do they really work? The purpose of this document is to highlight the most common causes of application errors then discuss the array of new sprayer technologies that are becoming available, how they might affect application accuracy, and pitfalls involved in using them.


Calibrating Fertilizer Spreaders For The Home Lawn, Gregg Munshaw Mar 2014

Calibrating Fertilizer Spreaders For The Home Lawn, Gregg Munshaw

Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications

How much fertilizer should you use on your lawn? Too much can result in turf burn, wasted product and money, and potential environmental concerns. Too little will result in a low-density lawn that will not be attractive or competitive against weed invasions.

To insure that you apply the proper amount of fertilizer to your lawn, you must calibrate your fertilizer spreader. You should calibrate your spreader each time you use a new (different) fertilizer because not all fertilizers have the same particle size or density. The information on the fertilizer bag is a good starting point for the calibration process ...