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Name:Eleesa Solorio

Date: Jan.22,2018
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Fertilizer Labels and Calculations

Notes
Primary Nutrients: N-P-K
Secondary nutrients: Ca, Mg, S
Micronutrients: used in small quantities by the plant: Fe, B, Cu, Cl, Mn, Mo, Zn, Co, Ni

Calculation Practice:
Example:
We have a grass lawn that needs to be fertilized and Jake has found a bag of ​16​-8-8 in our
garage. If we need to put ​1 pound of nitrogen​ per 1,000 sq ft of our​ 3,000 sq ft lawn​, how much
fertilizer do we need to apply?

Recommended Nitrogen Rate X Area of Square Feet = ​6.25 X 3= ​18.75 lbs of fertilizer
% of Nitrogen in Fertilizer 1,000
(write in a decimal)

1 X 3000 = 6.25 X 3= ​18.75 lbs of fertilizer

.16 1000

1. We have a garden that needs to be fertilized and Jenny has found a bag of 10-6-10. If we
need to put 2 pound of phosphorus per 1,000 sq ft and our garden is 2,000 sq ft, how
much fertilizer do we need to apply? ​16.6 lbs of fertilizer

2. We have a flower bed that needs to be fertilized and Cassie has bought a bag of 20-5-7.
If we need to put 2 pounds of potassium per 1,000 sq ft and our flower bed is 500 sq ft,
how much fertilizer do we need to apply? ​1.43 1bs of fertilizer

Example:
We have a grass lawn that needs to be fertilized and Jake has found a bag of ​16​-8-​8​ in our
garage. If we need to put ​1 pound of nitrogen​ per 1,000 sq ft of our 3,000 sq ft lawn, how much
potassium was applied?

K= ​Recommended N rate​ ​ X % of K in the fertilizer ​ = 6.25 x .08= .​5lbs of Potassium

​% of N in fertilizer (write as decimal)

1 X ​.08 ​ = 6.25 X .08 = ​.5 lbs of Potassium

.16

3. We have a garden that needs to be fertilized and Jenny has found a bag of 10-6-10. If we
need to put 2 pound of phosphorus per 1,000 sq ft and our garden is 2,000 sq ft, how
much potassium was applied? ​ 3.33 lbs of Potassium
4. We have a flower bed that needs to be fertilized and Cassie has bought a bag of 20-5-7.
If we need to put 2 pounds of potassium per 1,000 sq ft and our flower bed is 500 sq ft,
how much nitrogen was applied? N= ​Recommended K rate x % of N
% of K
5.71 lbs of Nitrogen

5. What is the NPK the label above?

17-5-24
What is a primary nutrient in the label above?
Nitrogen (N)
What is a secondary nutrient in the label above?
Phosphate (P​2​O​5​)
What is a micronutrient in the label above?
Soluble Potash (K​2​O)
Complete or incomplete fertilizer?
Complete
Mrs. Smith has a lawn that needs to be fertilized; she has found a bag of 17-5-24 in her garage. If
she needs to put 1 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 sq ft of her 2,500 sq ft lawn, how much fertilizer
does she need to apply?
14.7 lbs of fertilizer
How much Phosphorus will she be applying?
100 lbs of phosphorus
How much Potassium will she be applying?
1.41 lbs of potassium

6. What is the NPK for the label above?
5-3-3
What is a primary nutrient in the label above?
Nitrogen (N)
What is a secondary nutrient in the label above?
Phosphate (P​2​O​5​)
What is a micronutrient in the label above?
Soluble Potash (K​2​O)
Complete or incomplete fertilizer?
Complete fertilizer
Mrs. Smith has a lawn that needs to be fertilized; she has found a bag of 5-3-3 in her garage. If
she needs to put 2.5 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 sq ft of her 1,500 sq ft lawn, how much
fertilizer does she need to apply?
18.8 lbs of Nitrogen
How much Phosphorus will she be applying?
99.9 lbs of Phosphorus
How much Potassium will she be applying?
12.4 lbs of potassium

7. What is the NPK for the label above?
5-3-3
What is a primary nutrient in the label above?
Nitrogen (N)
What is a secondary nutrient in the label above?
Phosphate (P​2​O​5​)
What is a micronutrient in the label above?
Soluble Potash (K​2​O)

Complete or incomplete fertilizer?

Complete fertilizer
Mrs. Smith has a lawn that needs to be fertilized; she has found a bag of 5-3-3 in her garage. If
she needs to put .5 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 sq ft of her 2,000 sq ft lawn, how much fertilizer
does she need to apply?
5 lbs of fertilizer
How much Phosphorus will she be applying?
3,2 lbs of phosphorus
How much Potassium will she be applying?
75 lbs of potassium
8. What is the NPK for the label above?
7-12-1
What is a primary nutrient in the label above?
Nitrogen (N)
What is a secondary nutrient in the label above?
Phosphate
What is a micronutrient in the label above?
Soluble Potash
Complete or incomplete fertilizer?
Complete fertilizer
Mrs. Smith has a lawn that needs to be fertilized; she has found a bag of 7-12-1 in her garage. If
she needs to put 2 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 sq ft of her 500 sq ft lawn, how much fertilizer
does she need to apply?
14.3 lbs of fertilizer
How much Phosphorus will she be applying?
8.3 lbs of phosphorus
How much Potassium will she be applying?
2.9 lbs lbs of potassium

15-9-12

What is a primary nutrient in the label above?

Nitrogen (N)+
What is a secondary nutrient in the label above?
Phosphate (P​2​O​5​)+
What is a micronutrient in the label above?
Soluble Potash (K​2​O)+
Complete or incomplete fertilizer?
Complete fertilizer
Mrs. Smith has a lawn that needs to be fertilized; she has found a bag of 15-9-12 in her garage. If
she needs to put 3 pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 sq ft of her 5,000 sq ft lawn, how much fertilizer
does she need to apply?
100 lbs of fertilizer
How much Phosphorus will she be applying?
167 lbs of phosphorus
How much Potassium will she be applying?
2.4 lbs of potassium
10. What is the NPK for the label above?
18-0-4
What is a primary nutrient in the label above?
Nitrogen (N)
What is a secondary nutrient in the label above?

What is a micronutrient in the label above?

Soluble Potash (K​2​O)
Complete or incomplete fertilizer?
Incomplete fertilizer
Mrs. Smith has a lawn that needs to be fertilized; she has found a bag of 18-0-4 in her garage. If
she needs to put 5 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 sq ft of her 1,000 sq ft lawn, how much fertilizer
does she need to apply?
27.7 lbs of fertilizer
How much Phosphorus will she be applying?
5 lbs of phosphorus
How much Potassium will she be applying?
1.11 lbs of potassium

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