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Fertilizer recommendations are based on the kinds of plants that are grown, the type of soil they are growing in, and the results of soil tests. Soil testing provides information on the availability of nutrients in the soil and is required for accurate fertilizer and lime recommendations.
This bulletin presents current fertilizer and lime recommendations for home lawns, vegetable and flower gardens, small fruits, tree fruits, and ornamental trees and shrubs. Basic recommendations for home lawns are also generally applicable to other turfgrass areas such as golf courses, athletic fields, parks, cemeteries, schools, industrial grounds, and commercial sod farms. Commercial nursery or greenhouse growers interested in fertilizer recommendations for container grown crops should use different soil tests.
Rosen, C.J., Bierman, P.M. and Eliason, R.D. 2008. Soil Test Interpretations and Fertilizer Management for Lawns, Turf, Gardens, and Landscape Plants. University of Minnesota Extension Service Bulletin BU-01731.
Revision of BU-1731-F.
Authors' affiliation: Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. This archival publication may not reflect current scientific knowledge or recommendations. Current information available from the University of Minnesota Extension: https://www.extension.umn.edu.
Rosen, Carl J.; Bierman, Peter M.; Eliason, Roger.
Soil Test Interpretations and Fertilizer Management for Lawns, Turf, Gardens, and Landscape Plants.
St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota Extension Service.
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