My soil on a hm soil test kit. - Knowledgebase Question

Rio Rancho, Ne
Question by deloresdia
April 8, 2010
The Nitrogen level is high in my soil based on home kit. My Phosphorous level is low and th Potash level is low. Im not sure what I need to do to improve my soil???

Answer from NGA
April 8, 2010


The results indicate that your soil has plenty of nitrogen (which encourages lush, green top growth), but needs phosphorous and potassium. The 3 major fertilizer nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium) are listed on fertilizer packages. All you need to do when feeding your plants is find a fertilizer low in nitrogen and high in phosphorous and potassium. Look for 5-10-10 or 0-10-10 or similar ratio of NPK on the fertilizer package. Hope this clarifies things for you.

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