Neutralize Acidification from Nitrogen
As nitrogen fertilizers are applied in the form of ammonium and ammonia, they transform into nitrate leaving behind hydrogen, which acidifies the soil. The goal of a soil pH maintenance program is to apply enough 98G to neutralize that acidification.
Andrew Hoiberg, Ph.D. and VP of Research and Development explains how a grower and their agronomist can get started with a soil pH maintenance program and 98G.
1:1 Ratio of 98G and Nitrogen
In order to offset acidity from nitrogen fertilizer, we recommend growers and agronomists consider applying about 1 lb of 98G per 1 unit of nitrogen. This commonly results in a 98G application rate of 150-200 lbs/A every other year in a corn-soybean rotation.
Application timing of 98G is flexible. It can be applied fall or spring ahead of either corn or soybeans and can be blended with other dry fertilizers.