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Fertilization of clover (whole plant)

 

Recommnedation for fertilization of clover in open-field

 

Growing method: open field.
Expected yield: in the range of 5.0-12.5 Ton/ha
The crop grows best on well-drained soils, which allow a good symbiotic activity on the roots. Preferred pH = 6.0 - 7.5

 

Macro elements removed by 1 ton marketable product

 

N

P

K

Ca

Mg

S

Kg / ton

26

3

17

5

5

3

 

Source: Kinoch: VOLHOUBARE LANDBOU, RSA. Processed by Frans Lourens, Haifa Group, RSA May, 1999.

 

 

Nutrient requirement

Clover, after inoculated, can take needed nitrogen from the atmosphere. A small amount of 28 Kg/Ha may aid in getting successful establishment.

 

 

Expected Yield ton/Ha N to apply Kg/Ha P2O5 to apply Kg/Ha K2O to apply Kg/Ha

5

28

17

45

7.5

28

28

68

10

28

34

90

12.5

28

45

112

 

 

Clover: Fertilization recommendation

All the application can be top dressed since the nitrogen is needed only in the beginning.

 

Option 1

N

P2O5

K2O

MAP

Multi-K

-------------------------------------- Kg/Ha ------------------------------------------

25

 

90

 

195

6.5

34

 

55

 

 

 

Option 2

N

P2O5

K2O

MgO

Poly-Feed 7-12-38+3MgO +ME

-------------------------------------- Kg/Ha ------------------------------------------

19

34 

107

 19

625