Forage FertalizerCode List

U of A Fertilizer Recommendation Crop Code List for Forage Production

*Note: When forage is to be planted, select the establishment code to match the desired forage, whether for hay or pasture, and then select the corresponding production or maintenance codes for that forage for hay, pasture, or both hay and pasture if requested. If no forage will be planted and production of existing forage is desired, select only the hay production or pasture maintenance codes for that forage. On new cleared land use fallow code # 19 for previous crop on the soil test form.

Crop Code
Crop Name
Forage Species
Establishment Codes for Hay *see note at top
101
Alfalfa or Alfalfa + Cool Season Grasses Alfalfa planted alone or with orchardgrass, fescue, timothy, brome, or matua
106
Legumes or Cool-Season Grass & Legume Mixtures Clovers, korean or kobe lespedeza with fescue, orchardgrass, timothy or bromegrass
111
Legumes or Warm-Season Grass & Legume Mixture Clovers or lespedeza with bermudagrass, bahiagrass, or dallisgrass
116
Legumes Overseeded into Grass Sod Use when drilling or overseeding clovers, lespedeza, vetch, or peas into existing grass
117
Soybean Hay Forage or grain soybean for hay
121
Cool-Season Grasses Fescue, orchardgrass, timothy, brome, matua
126
Native Warm-Season Grasses Big & little bluestem, indiangrass, switchgrass, eastern gamagrass, also caucasian & plains bluestem
131
Warm-Season Grasses Bermudagrass, bahiagrass, or dallisgrass
136-139
Winter Annuals Overseeded into Grass Sod See Hay Production Section below
141
Summer Annuals Millets, sorghum/sudan, sudangrass, crabgrass
Establishment Codes for Pasture *see note at top
201
Cool-Season Cover Crops Annual clovers, vetch, peas, small grains not for hay or pasture
202
Cool-Season Grasses Fescue, orchardgrass, timothy, brome, matua
204
Legumes or Cool-Season Grass & Legume Mixtures Clovers, korean, or kobe lespedeza with fescue, orchargrass, timothy or bromegrass
206
Warm-Season Grasses Bermudagrass, bahiagrass, or dallisgrass
208
Legumes or Warm-Season Grass & Legume Mixtures Clovers or lespedeza with bermudagrass, bahiagrass, or dallisgrass
210
Winter Annuals Use when planting wheat, oats, or cereal rye for pasture
Hay Production Codes *see note at top
102
Alfalfa or Alfalfa + Cool Season Grasses 3 ton/acre Alfalfa grown alone or with orchardgrass, fescue, timothy, brome or matua
103
Alfalfa or Alfalfa + Cool Season Grasses 5 ton/acre
104
Alfalfa or Alfalfa + Cool Season Grasses 7 ton/acre
105
Alfalfa or Alfalfa + Cool Season Grasses 9 ton/acre
107
Legumes or Cool-Season Grass & Legume Mixtures 2 ton/acre Use when clovers, lespedeza, vetch, or peas make up > 25% of the stand with Cool-Season Grasses or if an increase in legume % is desired. Otherwise, use Cool-Season grass hay codes.
108
Legumes or Cool-Season Grass & Legume Mixtures 3 ton/acre
109
Legumes or Cool-Season Grass & Legume Mixtures 4 ton/acre
110
Legumes or Cool-Season Grass & Legume Mixtures 5 ton/acre
112
Legumes or Warm-Season Grass & Legume Mixtures 2 ton/acre Use when clovers, lespedeza, vetch, or peas make up > 25% of the stand with Warm-Season Grasses or if an increase in legume % is desired. Otherwise, use Warm-Season grass hay codes.
113
Legumes or Warm-Season Grass & Legume Mixtures 3 ton/acre
114
Legumes or Warm-Season Grass & Legume Mixtures 4 ton/acre
115
Legumes or Warm-Season Grass & Legume Mixtures 5 ton/acre
117
Soybean Hay Forage or grain type soybean for hay
122
Cool-Season Grasses 2 ton/acre Fescue, orchardgrass, timothy, brome, matua
123
Cool-Season Grasses 3 ton/acre
124
Cool-Season Grasses 4 ton/acre
125
Cool-Season Grasses 5 ton/acre
127
Native Warm-Season Grasses 2 ton/acre Big & little bluestem, indiangrass, switchgrass, eastern gamagrass, also caucasian & plains bluestems & native prairie for hay
128
Native Warm-Season Grasses 3 ton/acre
129
Native Warm-Season Grasses 4 ton/acre
130
Native Warm-Season Grasses 5 ton/acre
132
Warm-Season Grasses 2 ton/acre Bermudagrass, bahiagrass, & dallisgrass. Bahiagrass & dallisgrass usually do not respond to fertilization about 4 ton/acre rate
133
Warm-Season Grasses 3 ton/acre
134
Warm-Season Grasses 4 ton/acre
135
Warm-Season Grasses 5 ton/acre
136
Winter Annuals Overseeded into Grass Sod 1 ton/acre Use when drilling or overseeding wheat, oats, or cereal rye into existing grass sod for hay or for winter annuals planted alone for hay
137
Winter Annuals Overseeded into Grass Sod 2 ton/acre
138
Winter Annuals Overseeded into Grass Sod 3 ton/acre
139
Winter Annuals Overseeded into Grass Sod 4 ton/acre
141
Summer Annuals Millets, sorghum/sudan, sudangrass, crabgrass
142
Mixed Cool & Warm-Season Grasses 2 ton/acre Fescue or other Cool-Season perennial grasses with bermudagrass, dallisgrass, or bahiagrass for hay
143
Mixed Cool & Warm-Season Grasses 3 ton/acre
144
Mixed Cool & Warm-Season Grasses 4 ton/acre
145
Mixed Cool & Warm-Season Grasses 5 ton/acre
Pasture Maintenance Codes *see note at top
203
Cool-Season Grasses Fescue, orchardgrass, timothy, brome, matua
205
Legumes or Cool-Season Grass & Legume Mixtures Use when clovers, lespedeza, vetch, or peas make up > 25% of the stand with Cool-Season Grasses or if an increase in legume % is desired. Otherwise, use Cool-Season grass pasture codes.
207
Warm-Season Grasses Bermudagrass, bahiagrass, & dallisgrass.
209
Legumes or Warm-Season Grass & Legume Mixtures Use when clovers, lespedeza, vetch, or peas make up > 25% of the stand with Warm-Season Grasses or if an increase in legume % is desired. Otherwise, use Warm-Season grass pasture codes.
210
Winter Annuals Use when planting wheat, oats, or cereal rye for pasture
211
Native Warm-Season Grasses Big & little bluestem, indiangrass, switchgrass, eastern gamagrass, also caucasian & plains bluestems & native prairie for pasture
212
Mixed Warm & Cool-Season Grasses Fescue or other Cool-Season perennial grasses with bermudagrass, dallisgrass, or bahiagrass for pasture
213
CRP Conservation Reserve Program Maintenance
Wildlife Food Plots
118
Wildlife Food Plots including Legumes Food plots including clover, alfalfa, vetch, peas, beans, or lespedeza
140
Wildlife Food Plots - No Legumes Food plots without clover, alfalfa, vetch, peas, beans, or lespedeza