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How to Read a Fertilizer Guaranteed Analysis Label
The diagram below shows the guaranteed analysis label that appears on the Greenview Fairway Formula Spring Fertilizer (26-4-12) bag label, and is typical of the labels that you will find on fertilizer bags. The nitrogen (N), available phosphate (P), and soluble potash (K), are the primary nutitional components to look for, and these are typically listed first, in (N-P-K) order, (26-4-12) in this example. Other nutrients and information generally follows.
The parts of the diagram that are annotated provide you with the following information:
For further information about the ingredients indicated on a guaranteed analysis label read about understanding fertilizer ingredients.