Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Spreading fertilizer on the pecan grove

   With rain predicted at the end of the week, we decided to spread a little fertilizer on our pecan grove today. We spread 150 lbs. of urea (69 lbs nitrogen) and 100 lbs. potash (60 lbs. potassium) on each acre of our orchard. With this volume of fertilizer, its going to take us a little while to cover the entire Experiment Field.
   Today's fertilizer application is the first part of our regular fertilizer program. We apply fertilizer twice per year every year. During early March we spread nitrogen and potassium. Then, in October, we'll make an additional application of nitrogen. In total, we are adding 115 lbs of nitrogen and 60 lbs of potassium to our trees annually.