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Content Type:Q & A
Corporate Author(s):USGA Green Section
Title:Tobacco as a fertilizer for bluegrass
Section:Our letter box
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Source:Turf Culture [II]. Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1939, p. 96.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: United States Golf Association, Green Section
Question:We are in the midst of the tobacco section, and it frequently happens that we can get damaged tobacco at a small cost to put on our bluegrass. I have the opinion that tobacco affords too much potash and would therefore not be desirable for turfs. Have you had any experience with tobacco as a fertilizer on bluegrass?
Source of Question:Kentucky
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Fertilizer evaluation; Poa pratensis; Tobacco stalks
Answer/Response:Tobacco analyzes from 1 to 5 per cent nitrogen and from .5 to 10 per cent potash. Therefore, its value for the fertilizing of bluegrass is variable, depending entirely on the analysis. If your particular lot happens to be one which runs low in nitrogen and high in potash, it should not be so good for grass fertilizing. On the other hand, if it is the reverse, being high in nitrogen and low in potash, it should be entirely satisfactory.
Language:English
References:0
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
USGA Green Section. 1939. Tobacco as a fertilizer for bluegrass. Turf Culture [II]. 1(1):p. 96.
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