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Fruit Trees

Fertilization of cocoa: suitable for an orchard growing method
Our recommendation for nutrigation by dripping system
 
Growing method: orchard.
Plant density: 950-1,330 / ha depending on soil fertility and climate.
Expected yield: 1-1.5 ton/ha of dry (7% humidity) beans + 1.4 t/ha of husks.
 
Nutrients removal (kg/ha) by the above yield*
N
P2O5
K2O
CaO
MgO
35
13
88
12
8
* Mean values from data from Cameroon, Nigeria & Cote D’Ivoire.
 
Recommendation for Nutrigation by dripping system
Growth stage
Age
Haifa products
Rate (kg/ha/year)
Nursery
5-12 months
27 +
20
Plantation, immature
1-3
Poly-Feed drip 14-7-21+2MgO+TE +
Magnisal (11-0-0-16) +
Haifa cal
80 +
30 +
60
Plantation, 1st production
3-4 years
Poly-Feed drip 14-7-28+2MgO+TE +
Magnisal (11-0-0-16) +
Haifa cal
150 +
60 +
120
Plantation, at production
4 years and older
Poly-Feed drip 14-7-28+2MgO+TE +
Magnisal (11-0-0-16) +
Haifa cal
330 +
120 +
250
 
It is recommended to distribute pod husks evenly in the orchard to reduce nutrients removal.