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What fertilizer to use on pastures
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screaminghollow    Posted 03-18-2004 at 07:05:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I planted two new pastures last year with orchard grass. They came up thick as can be. When I rotate the stock from the old pastures into these new pastures, I'd like to fertilize the old ones. When I did this in the past, the fella at the mill sold me 10-10-10 for the pasture. I took notice that most of the lawn fertilizers are more like 20-5-5. Now the triple ten stuff was quite reasonable, $2.50 for 40 lb. Is the 20-5-5 stuff better for the pasture grass?


Mike in tn    Posted 03-18-2004 at 10:06:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have your soil tested. That is the only you will know what to use. If you need lime the fertilize won't do much good. The only way to keep from throwing money away is to have it tested.
Mike


Coaltrain    Posted 03-18-2004 at 08:58:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your best buy would be 19/19/19 27/13/13 46/0/0 or some ratio simular. 10/20/10 is cut with sand or other fillers to get it down that low. Coaltrain


GunNut    Posted 03-18-2004 at 08:17:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
For Brome grass (hay crop in KS) we like to put on 46-0-0 in late February when the ground is NOT frozen. I was a little late this year as I just put it on yesterday. The Brome has not "jointed" yet so there was no harm to it by driving around on it.


Jessie    Posted 03-18-2004 at 07:54:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
10-10-10 is a good fertilizer for your pasture and you'll want to lime also. Here liming is about every 3 to 4 years. You may want to check with local people to see how regular they put out lime.


KellyGa    Posted 03-18-2004 at 08:07:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just bought a bag of that for my tomato plants when I plant them. It seems to be an all around good fertilizer for anything.


Gary    Posted 03-18-2004 at 07:15:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dont know what orchard grass is, but for my pastures, Pensacola and Argentine Bahaia I use triple 17, buy it in bulk and have a truck deliver and spread.


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