# How many bags of fertilizer do I need for a hectare of maize?

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**Maize Fertilizer**Requirements Per

**Acre**

**fertilizer**required is best calculated by multiplying the target yield in tons per

**hectare**, by 20-25 Kg. For a 30

**bag**per

**acre**crop this is 160 Kg of nitrogen.

Correspondingly, how many bags of fertilizer do I need for an acre?

30,000 ÷ 13,200 = 2.3 **bags** of 26-5-10 will cover 30,000 sq ft. Occasionally, **fertilizer** recommendations given as lb nitrogen **per** 1000 sq ft must be converted to lb **fertilizer per acre**.

**fertilizer**twice a season, at 20 and 40 days after sowing (DAS) in both wet and dry seasons. On a

**per hectare**(ha) basis, he normally applied two

**bags**of urea and one

**bag**of NPK (14-14-14) at both 20 DAS and 40 DAS giving a total 106 kg N/ha, 14 kg P

_{2}O

_{5}/ha, and 14 kg K

_{2}O/ha (Table 1).

Also, how much fertilizer do I need per hectare?

We said above that the plants **need** to take up 15 to 20 kg of nitrogen **per hectare** to produce 1 ton of grain. This means we **have** to apply twice as **much fertilizer**, or 30 to 40 kg of N **per hectare**, to produce an extra ton of grain!

Maize Seed

Variety | Days to maturity | Yield (Mt/Ha) |
---|---|---|

Medium Early Maturing Varieties | ||

MM 502 | 120-125 | 8-9 |

ZMS 510 | 120-125 | 8-9 |

ZMS 528 | 120-125 | 8-10 |