Small Grain - Rye for Seed Production or Cover Crop (Code #014)
Soil Test RatingPotassium

Low K

Coast: 0-60 lbs/A

Pied: 0-100 lbs/A

Medium K

Coast: 61-150 lbs/A

Pied: 101-200 lbs/A

High K

Coast: 151-250 lbs/A

Pied: 201-350 lbs/A

Very High K

Coast: 250+ lbs/A

Pied: 350+ lbs/A

PhosphorusRecommended Pounds N-P205-K20 per Acre

Low P

Coast: 0-30 lbs/A

Pied: 0-20 lbs/A

*-80-80*-80-40*-80-0*-80-0

Medium P

Coast: 31-60 lbs/A

Pied: 21-40 lbs/A

*-40-80*-40-40*-40-0*-40-0

High P

Coast: 61-100 lbs/A

Pied: 41-75 lbs/A

*-0-80*-0-40*-0-0*-0-0

Very High P

Coast: 100+ lbs/A

Pied: 75+ lbs/A

*-0-80*-0-40*-0-0*-0-0

Coast = Coastal Plain    Pied = Piedmont, Mountain, and Limestone Valley

Recommendations:

Recommended pH:6.0. If the pH is less than 6.0, see Lime Table C.
Nitrogen:40-60 pounds nitrogen (N) per acre
Magnesium:

If soil test Mg level is low and lime is recommended, use dolomitic limestone; if soil test Mg is low and lime is not recommended, apply 25 pounds of Mg/Acre.

Coastal PlainLow: 0 - 30 lbs/acre Medium: 31 - 60 lbs/acre High: >60 lbs/acre
Piedmont Low: 0 - 60 lbs/acre Medium: 61 - 120 lbs/acre High: >120 lbs/acre
Other:See sulfur (S) recommendations below.

Fact Sheet:

For rye for seed following a legume, apply 40 pounds nitrogen per acre; for rye for seed following cotton, corn, etc., apply 60 pounds nitrogen per acre. If following a legume, no nitrogen need be applied in the Fall. If following a non-legume, apply 20 pounds of the recommended nitrogen per acre in the fall and the remainder in February.

Coastal Plain only:

On deep sandy soils, apply 10 pounds of sulfur (S) per acre. The sulfur should be applied when the topdress nitrogen application is made.