Enter the rate of desired nutrient (pounds of nutrient) and the percentage of nutrient in the fertilizer into the Fertilizer Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Fertilizer Rate.

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## Fertilizer Rate Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Fertilizer Rate.

FR = RN / (PN/100)

- Where FR is the Fertilizer Rate (lbs of fertilizer)
- RN is the rate of desired nutrient (pounds of nutrient)
- PN is the percentage of nutrient in the fertilizer

## How to Calculate Fertilizer Rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Fertilizer Rate.

Example Problem #1:

- First, determine the rate of desired nutrient (pounds of nutrient).
- The rate of desired nutrient (pounds of nutrient) is given as: 50.

- Next, determine the percentage of nutrient in the fertilizer.
- The percentage of nutrient in the fertilizer is provided as: 60.

- Finally, calculate the Fertilizer Rate using the equation above:

FR = RN / (PN/100)

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

FR = 50 / (60/100) = 83.33 (lbs of fertilizer)

Example Problem #2:** **

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

rate of desired nutrient (pounds of nutrient) = 70

percentage of nutrient in the fertilizer = 75

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator..

FR = RN / (PN/100)** = ?**