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Compare Fertilizer and IrrigationCompare Fertilizer and Irrigation

Compare Fertilizer Rates | Compare Irrigation Schedules | Compare Fertilizer and Irrigation
Compare Plant Dates | Compare Locations

  • Use this tool to compare two different fertilizer rates using two different irrigation schedules.
  1. Enter two different fertilizer rates
  2. Select a fixed irrigation schedule
  3. An ET-based schedule will automatically be run for comparison
  4. Select the remaining management practices that will be the same for all comparisons
  5. Click Submit to run simulations
The tools on this website are free of charge, but user must login and establish an account to change and submit inputs other than default values. By establishing an account, the user can also save and manage inputs and outputs from simulations.

Fertilizer rate #1:
    Enter lb N per cubic yard:
    Enter g of fertilizer per container:
Fertilizer rate #2:
    Enter lb N per cubic yard:
Fixed irrigation schedule:
    Automatically shutoff irrigation if rain exceeds daily rate: Yes No
    Irrigation rate at start of season: inches per day
    1st change in irrigation rate (optional): weeks after planting inches per day
    2nd change in irrigation rate (optional): weeks after planting inches per day
    3rd change in irrigation rate (optional): weeks after planting inches per day

Select the plant species:
    Viburnum odoratissimum (fast-growing, large leaves, upright-spreading habit)
    Ilex vomitoria (slow-growing, small leaves, semi-broad spreading habit)
    Note: Changing plant species automatically changes default settings for finish height below.
Select the container size:
    Trade #1
    Trade #3
    Note: Changing container size automatically changes default settings for cost basis, finish height, and fertilizer rate menus below.
Select a cost basis:
Select a location nearest your nursery:
    Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) (35 locations)
    Long-term (>30 yrs) historical weather courtesy of AgroClimate (9 locations)
Belle Glade Clermont Fort Myers Gainesville Jacksonville Milton Plant City Quincy Tamiami Trail Dade Jay Marianna Quincy Monticello Live Oak Macclenny Carrabelle Alachua Putnam Hall Hastings Bronson Citra Pierson Ocklawaha Umatilla Apopka Brooksville Okahumpka Avalon Dover Lake Alfred Kenansville Frostproof Balm Ona Fort Pierce Sebring North Port Arcadia Palmdale Clewiston Belle Glade Immokalee Fort Lauderdale Homestead
Select plant start date: (click here for week of year table) select
Select end year:
On what basis do you want to finish the crop?
    Finish the crop after a fixed number of weeks regardless of size
    Finish the crop when the following plant height is reached
Spacing arrangement:
    Triangular Pattern
    Square Pattern
spacing arrangement
Container spacing when plants are first placed out onto the production area:
    B = between top edge of containers

    W = between top edge of containers
spacing arrangement
Container move schedule: (more info)
    Don't Move
    Move containers after weeks
    Move based on model recommendation
      Container spacing after move:
      B = between top edge of containers
      W = between top edge of containers

Fertilizer detail (more info)
    Enter percent total N in fertilizer: (more info) %
    Enter a percent controlled-release N: (more info) %
    Enter percent P2O5 in fertilizer: (more info) %
    Enter longevity rating of controlled-release fertilizer: (more info) months.

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