See citrus nutrition program tips for ensuring that you get the most out of your nutrient inputs for your citrus grove.
We shared nutrition program tips in a prior Griffin Fertilizer blog from a Citrus Nutrition article written by UF/IFAS commercial crop production and food systems Extension agent, Brandon White. Nutrients have never been more important in the grove, due to citrus greening, and a detailed nutrient management program is good for both grove production and your operation’s bottom line. The last blog touched on soil and application timing. See the remaining tips concerning application methods and testing below.
Citrus Nutrition Program Tips
The article shared the following citrus nutrition program tips:
Fertilizer Form: “Much research has shown that citrus benefits from split applications of fertilizer compared to a few (two to three) applications over a year. Of the methods available, fertigation offers the most flexibility and efficiency. A well-dialed in and maintained fertigation system can offer better yields and reduced application costs when compared to traditional granular or foliar applications. Fertigation also increases nutrient uptake efficiency because of the numerous applications, which is especially helpful with the challenges facing the industry. Fertigation systems of course only offer these benefits if they are maintained and utilized properly.”
Soil and Tissue Testing. “With the…many variables to consider, the best way to guide any nutrient management program comes through testing of both soil and plant tissue. There is not a more surefire way to gauge the nutritional status of your crop than proper testing.”
Griffin Fertilizer is committed to helping both growers and ranchers make sound agronomic and economic decisions in order to maximize the health of their grove and pasture. As a full-service custom dry & liquid fertilizer blender and crop protection product distributor, we will continue our mission to further advance Florida agriculture. For questions or concerns about your farm or pasture, contact us and one of our team will be in touch.