Fescue Hay (Code #740)
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:100-200 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:

*For establishment, apply 30 to 50 pounds of nitrogen per acre.

*For two cuttings of hay, apply 60 to 75 pounds of nitrogen per acre in late February and again in September. For three cuttings of hay (recommended), apply 60 to 75 pounds of nitrogen per acre in late February, apply again in May following the first harvest, with a third nitrogen application in September following the second harvest.

Where grass tetany (magnesium deficiency in animals) may be a problem, split the nitrogen and potash fertilizer applications. If the potassium soil test level is very high do not apply potash fertilizer. If the soil magnesium level is low, magnesium should be added to the animal diet.