Don’t let a soil nutrient shortage limit your bermudagrass yields, warn officials at the Potash & Phosphate Institute (PPI).

Each ton of bermuda hay removes about 50 lbs of nitrogen per acre, plus 50 lbs of potash and 100 of phosphate, they say. High yields may require more than 22 lbs of magnesium and 40 lbs of sulfur per acre, too, along with other secondary and micronutrients. Sufficient aglime should be applied to maintain soil pH at 5.5 or higher.