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blending slow release fertilizer

Posted by number3 none (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 19, 12 at 11:50

Hello, I have a question about fertilizer blending. These are hypothetical numbers to confirm my thoughts about blending.

Pretending I have three 50 pound bags of granular fertilizer that are �
0-0-6
0-6-0
6-0-0

Each has an application rate of one pound per 1000SQF.

If I were to blend these three together I would end up with a 2-2-2?
If I were to increase the dosage to 1 pound per 1000SQF I would have a 6-6-6?

Feedback is appreciated


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RE: blending slow release fertilizer

Sorry, the second question should say

If I were to increase the dosage to 3 pounds per 1000SQF I would have a 6-6-6?


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RE: blending slow release fertilizer

The amount of the product nothing to do with the analysis. If you mix 2 OUNCES (each) of those three imaginary fertilizers together, you will have 6 ounces of 6-6-6.

If you were to mix a TON of each, you'll have three tons of 6-6-6.

Take your imaginary 6-0-0, for example. Whether you are adding one pound or 50 pounds per 1000...it's still 6 pounds of actual Nitrogen per 1000.


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RE: blending slow release fertilizer

...Make that 6 pounds of actual N per unit (pound, ounce, ton)....not per 1000 sq.ft. Sorry!


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