16-4-8 – Mixed Up Using Common Fertilizer Grades

Q: I recently had a soil test done through UGA. It also recommended 16-4-8 fertilizer. I can’t seem to find it anywhere locally, and it is very expensive to have shipped. Any suggestions?

A: Using the UGA fertilizer calculator and the grades of fertilizer I found at Home Depot, you could use

10.9 pounds of 24-0-11 plus 3.3 pounds of 18-24-12 per 1000 square feet.

You could also use 8.0 pounds of 10-10-10 plus 10.0 pounds of 24-0-11 per 1000 square feet.

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