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Scientists with the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) have developed nutrient recommendations for crops grown in the state. These recommendations are in table form and contain recommendations by crop based on soil test rating (low, medium, high, etc.) for P and K. These tables allow quick recommendations without using the P and K formulas. Soil test reports from the Auburn University Soil Testing Laboratory use formulas (given in tables) to calculate the recommended P and K to the nearest 10 pounds of P2O5 (phosphate) and K2O (potash). Comments that are printed on the soil test report are also given for each crop.

Major sections include:

Read Nutrient Recommendations for Alabama Crops at the AAES website.

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