Variable Rate Technology Fertilizer and Lime


With the cost of inputs, it is becoming more and more important to properly manage the application of fertilizer and lime. One way to do this is through the use of Variable Rate Technology (VRT) to apply varying amounts of fertilizer across a field according to the needs of the crop.

  • A great start to the Optimal Acre Program for any producer.
  • Variable rate fertilizer prescriptions are created from GPS grid soil sampling for several key nutrients including nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, sulfur and lime for pH and others.
  • MKC provides both a build and a maintenance VRT recommendation to create a field-specific fertilizer program.
  • You can optimize your input costs by applying more product where the soil nutrients are deficient and applying either less or none where they are sufficient.

Below are a couple examples of VRT application.