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Controlled release nutrition for oil palm

Multicote™ Agri controlled release fertilizers - The ideal nutrition for oil palm seedlings at the nursery and for oil palm planting 

  • The most efficient nutrition
  • Optimal growth at the nursery
  • Outstanding plant establishment, ensuring a high survival rate
  • A single application with up to 16 months of fertilization: A significant saving on labor, and application recourses
 
A growing demand for palm oil for the food, energy and biodiesel industries motivates growers to seek advanced solutions to get the most from their plantations. As plant nutrition is a crucial factor while striving to generate the best yield possible, Haifa Group offers a CRF based solution for an optimized oilpalm nutrition.

Efficient production of vigorous oil-palm plants requires adequate nutrition during the nursery stage. Regulated supply of nutrients is also important for a successful establishment of newly planted trees.
Multicote™ Agri controlled release fertilizers offer ideal nutrition for oil palm nursery and planting, with the special benefits of:
 
 
 
Multicote™ Agri
Haifa’s Multicote™ Agri is an advanced controlled release fertilizer, designed to feed plants over months, boosting growth and eliminating mortality of young trees. Based on a unique polymer coating technology, Multicote™ Agri release nutrients to the soil in a gradual manner, according to plant’s requirements. This prevents leaching of nutrients, thus improving nutrient use efficiency and allowing reduced application rates.
Application of Multicote™ Agri has become a common practice in forest trees nurseries and plantations worldwide, offering benefits of superior growth results and simple management.
 

How does it Work?

Multicote™ Agri products are made of soluble fertilizer granules, encapsulated in a thin polymeric coating. This coating acts as a semi-permeable barrier that allows measured diffusion of nutrients when the fertilizer granules are applied to the soil.
Following application, Multicote™ Agri granules start absorbing moisture that dissolves the nutrients inside the granules. The dissolved nutrients then diffuse, slowly and continuously, into the root zone.

The rate of diffusion – the actual release rate - depends upon and is dictated solely by the soil temperature. The release rate increases as temperature rises, just as happens with plant uptake rates.
Other factors, such as soil type, humidity, pH, and microbial activity do not affect the release rate.


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Multicote™ Agri for Oil Palm: Application Recommendations
 
 
Pre-nursery:
Multicote™ Agri (12) 19-10-13+2MgO+Microelements, 5 g/plant.
Mix the fertilizer granules with the potting soil (fig. 1)
 
 
 
 
Main nursery stage:
Multicote™ Agri (12) 19-10-13+2MgO+Microelements, 50-70 g/plant (depending on local conditions).
Make a hole in the center of the soil-filled bag. Apply Multicote™ Agri into the hole and place the seedling in the hole. Firm the soil around the seedling and irrigate (fig. 2). Multicote™ Agri will provide the plant with nutrients over 8 months,after which another application of Multicote® Agri or liquid fertilization is required.
 
 
One stage nursery:
Multigro (12) 19-10-13+2MgO+Microelements, 50-60 g/plant (depending on local conditions).
Make a hole in the center of the soil-filled bag. Apply Multicote™ Agri into the hole and place the germinated seedling in the hole. Firm the soil around the seedling and irrigate (fig. 2). Multicote™ Agri will provide the plant with nutrients over 8 months, after which another application of Multicote™ Agri or liquid fertilization is required.
 
 
Plantation:
Transplanting: Multicote™ Agri (12) 19-10-13+2MgO+Microelements, 250-350 gr into the planting hole.
Year 1: Multicote™ Agri (12) 19-10-13+2MgO+Microelements, 400-550 g/plant.Dig 3-4 holes around the tree trunk and apply the Multicote™ Agri into each hole, cover with soil.
Year 2: Multicote™ Agri (12) 12-5-26+2MgO+Microelements, 650-850 g/plant.Dig 3-4 holes around the tree trunk and apply the Multicote™ Agri into each hole, cover with soil.