# How many square feet does a 50 pound bag of fertilizer cover?

Now that you know 3.8 lb of 26-5-

**10**fertilizer will cover**1000 sq**ft, determine how many times 3.8 lb goes into 50 lb. 50 lb ÷ 3.8 lb = 13.2. Now multiply 13.2 by**1000 sq**ft: 13.2 ×**1000 sq**ft =**13,200 sq**ft. Thus, a 50-lb bag of**26-5**-**10**covers**13,200 sq**ft at a rate of 1.0 lb nitrogen per**1000 sq**ft.A.

### How is fertilizer ratio calculated?

How to

**calculate**a**fertilizer ratio**. If your soil test report recommends applying 1.5 lb of nitrogen, 0.5 lb of phosphate, and 0.5 lb of potash per 1000 sq ft, you should apply a**fertilizer**with a**ratio**of 3-1-1 since you need three times as much nitrogen as phosphate and three times as much nitrogen as potash.#### What is fertilizer rate?

Calculating**Fertilizer Rates**from Nutrient Recommendations. Soil test recommendations are given in lb/ac or kg/ha of nutrients. To determine the**fertilizer rate**for a particular nutrient, multiply the**rate**of the desired nutrient by 100 and divide by the percentage of the nutrient in the**fertilizer**.#### What is the definition of fertilizer grade?

**Fertilizer grade**is an expression referring to the legal guarantee of the available plant nutrients expressed as a percentage by weight in a**fertilizer**, e.g. a 12-32-16**grade**of NPK complex**fertilizer**indicates the presence of 12 % nitrogen (N), 32 % phosphorous (P_{2}O_{5}) and 16 % potash (K_{2}O).#### What is k2o fertilizer?

Chemi- cal compatibility of liquid**fertilizers**is important to prevent precipitation or “salting out” of incompatible materials. This publication covers the use of inorganic fertiliz- ers, sometimes referred to as commercial or chemical**fertilizer**, to supply the major crop nutrients N, P2O5, and**K2O**.

B.

### How much fertilizer does it take per acre?

(2) Amount of product needed to apply

**43.5 pounds**of nitrogen per acre. To determine the amount of product needed to deliver 1 pound of nitrogen per thousand square feet, divide 100 by the first number in the fertilizer ratio. For example, for 16-4-8 fertilizer, divide 100 by 16.#### How often should you fertilize your potted plants?

Start**fertilizing**your**container plants**twice a week.**Fertilize**your**houseplants**once a week. Feed the**plants**in your garden every two to three weeks.**Fertilize**your landscape**plants**once a month.#### How much grass seed do I need per acre?

Seeding**rates**for tall fescue lawns are between 5-10 pounds seeded at 1000 square feet and between 220-435 pounds seeded**per acre**. Pasture seeding**rates**for tall fescue**grass**are generally around 15-30 pounds**per acre**.#### How much fertilizer is needed per acre?

(2) Amount of product needed to apply**43.5 pounds**of nitrogen per acre. To determine the amount of product needed to deliver**1 pound**of nitrogen per thousand square feet, divide 100 by the first number in the fertilizer ratio. For example, for 16-4-8 fertilizer, divide 100 by 16.

C.

### How much urea fertilizer do I use per acre?

Application. Specialists at the University of Minnesota recommend applying urea at a rate of

**10 pounds**per acre at planting time when conditions are moist and at a rate of**20 pounds**per acre when conditions are dry.#### What is a starter fertilizer?

**Starter fertilizer**is a small quantity of**fertilizer**nutrients applied in close proximity to the seed at planting.**Starter fertilizers**enhance the development of emerging seedlings by supplying essential nutrients in accessible locations near the roots.#### How much does nitrogen cost per acre?

Actual Nitrogen CostsProduct N content N Cost for 175lb/acre Anhydrous 82% $84.00 Urea 45% $99.75 UAN32 32% $106.75 #### What is the middle number in fertilizer?

The first**number**is the amount of nitrogen (N), the second**number**is the amount of phosphate (P_{2}O_{5}) and the third**number**is the amount of potash (K_{2}O). These three**numbers**represent the primary nutrients (nitrogen(N) - phosphorus(P) - potassium(K)). This label, known as the**fertilizer**grade, is a national standard.

Updated: 3rd October 2019