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What fertilizer?

Old 07-30-2007, 11:32 AM
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Default What fertilizer?

My friend and I planted 6 food plots in 4 locations on the 600 acres that we bowhunt for whitetails. We put in No Plow and Wintergreens. The first 4 plots were put in at the end of June, so I understand that this would be the time to fertilize.
What would be the best fertilizer to use? Also, is there one that will increase the PH of the soil?
Any/all advice is appreciated.

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Old 07-30-2007, 12:05 PM
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without a soil test it would be hard to say what you need. but adding some 12-12-12 or 10-10-10 couldn't hurt. say maybe 250lbs of it per acre. of course adding fertilizer won't do much good unless your pH is in line. it wouldn't hurt to add 1 ton of CaCO3 per acre either.
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Old 07-30-2007, 12:22 PM
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Can you add lime to a growing plot or will it burn/kill the plants?
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Old 07-30-2007, 12:26 PM
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you can add lime with no problem. it takes several months to work though. $7/ton is what it costs around here.
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Old 07-30-2007, 12:32 PM
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So, could I put some fertilizer and lime on my plots simultaneously? The reason I ask is that they are 2.5 + hour drive away and deep in the bush.
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Old 07-30-2007, 05:17 PM
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Phosporus....will help! My dad works at a Chemical & Fertilizer place so He just brings me Clover,Alfalfa and ofcourse Fertilizer. I'll get back to ya with the best stuff later tonight!
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Old 07-30-2007, 05:38 PM
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Phosphate
Potash

need a good Lime Base before you plant it.....but you can add after planted too!!
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