Tobacco (Average Pebble Soil) (Code #019)
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

50-100-18050-100-15050-100-13050-100-125

Medium P

Coast: 31-60 lbs/A

Pied: 21-40 lbs/A

50-80-18050-80-15050-80-13050-80-125

High P

Coast: 61-100 lbs/A

Pied: 41-75 lbs/A

50-45-18050-45-15050-45-13050-45-125

Very High P

Coast: 100+ lbs/A

Pied: 75+ lbs/A

50-20-18050-20-15050-20-13050-20-125

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:50 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

Fact Sheet:

Apply one-third to one-half of the fertilizer at or immediately after transplanting, and the remainder in one or two applications. The final application should be applied within two or three weeks after transplanting and should be placed no more than 6 inches from the row. The fertilizer rates suggested are for normal rainfall conditions. When heavy leaching rains occur, nutrients lost by leaching should be replaced. (Consult your local County Extension Agent for replacement values.)

At least 50% of the fertilizer nitrogen (N) should be in the nitrate form. All fertilizers for flue-cured tobacco should contain at least 1.2% magnesium, at least 50% being water soluble.

Tobacco top dresser fertilizers should not contain more than 2% chlorine.