Pecans (young trees) - Home Garden (Code #108)
Soil Test RatingPotassium

Low K

Coast: 0-70 lbs/A

Pied: 0-120 lbs/A

Medium K

Coast: 71-170 lbs/A

Pied: 121-250 lbs/A

High K

Coast: 171-275 lbs/A

Pied: 251-400 lbs/A

Very High K

Coast: 275+ lbs/A

Pied: 400+ lbs/A

PhosphorusSee Comments

Low P

Coast: 0-30 lbs/A

Pied: 0-20 lbs/A

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Medium P

Coast: 31-60 lbs/A

Pied: 21-40 lbs/A

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High P

Coast: 61-100 lbs/A

Pied: 41-75 lbs/A

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Very High P

Coast: 100+ lbs/A

Pied: 75+ lbs/A

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

Recommendations:

Recommended pH:6.0 to 6.5. If the pH is less than 6.0, see Lime Table B and the soil depth adjustment table that immediately follows the lime tables.
Magnesium:

If soil test Mg level is low and lime is recommended, use dolomitic limestone.

Coastal PlainLow: 0 - 60 lbs/acre Medium: 61 - 120 lbs/acre High: >120 lbs/acre
Piedmont Low: 0 - 120 lbs/acre Medium: 121 - 240 lbs/acre High: >240 lbs/acre
Other:See zinc (Zn) recommendation on Fact Sheet.

Comments:

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Fertilize newly planted trees with 1 pound of 10-10-10 fertilizer distributed in a 25 square foot circle around the tree in June or July. The following year, apply 1 pound of 10-10-10 fertilizer in March, May, and June for each inch of trunk diameter (measured one foot above soil surface). In the third year following transplanting, apply 4 pounds of 10-10-10 per inch of trunk diameter measured 1 foot above the soil surface. Applications may be split between March and June. Do not place fertilizer within 12 inches of the trunk.

223.

Fertilize newly planted trees with 3/4 pound of 16-4-8 or 1 pound of 12-4-8 fertilizer distributed in a 25 square foot circle around the tree in June or July. The following year, apply 3/4 pound of 16-4-8 or 1 pound of 12-4-8 fertilizer in March, May, and June for each inch of trunk diameter (measured one foot above soil surface). In the third year following transplanting, apply 3 pounds of 16-4-8 or 4 pounds of 12-4-8 per inch of trunk diameter measured 1 foot above the soil surface. Applications may be split between March and June. Do not place fertilizer within 12 inches of the trunk.

Fact Sheet:

Apply 1 pound of zinc sulfate per tree for the first three years following planting. Spread the zinc sulfate in a circle around the tree outside of the planting hole.