With extremely high fertilizer prices, we need to look at ways to reduce fertilizer costs and yet not have a train wreck. Running a complete soil test that includes base saturation and the trace elements will help us determine the best plan of action for each field. We would also suggest running a Haney Test to analyze the soil biology and the availability of nutrients. Once you have the soil tests we can determine the amount of fertilizer that you need for your realistic yield goal. Here are some suggestions to reduce fertilizer costs.