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Crop Guide: Growing Banana

A comprehensive guide for growing better bananas. Get complete fertilization programs and discover the most efficient use of plant nutrition, resulting in high quality banana yield.

Faster fruit-fill, improved production & quality with "Rolls Royce" fertilizer | April 2013

"Previously we were applying 16 tonnes of fertiliser over 30ha, whereas we are now applying only 1200kgs with Banana One-Shot", says banana grower Parv Dhother

Working closely with industry to deliver results & benefits for growers | May 2013

Read about the latest activities of Haifa Australia: the official launch of the new "Banana One-Shot" fertilizer, insights from the "fertigation of greenhouse crops" seminar in the Netherlands and more

The most reliable and effective way to make the availability of nutrients coincide with plant requirements is by controlling their release into the soil solution, using controlled release fertilizers. This is accomplished by encapsulating fertilizer granules in a polymeric coating, employing Haifa’s Multicote technology.

A single pre-planting application of Multicote™ controlled release fertilizer (CRF) can fill a crop’s nutritional requirements throughout its growth season. Multicote™ products are designed to feed plants continuously, at maximum nutrient uptake efficiency. Multicote™ controlled release fertilizers save labor and application costs, enable application independent of the irrigation system, and require no sophisticated equipment.

the controlled release fertilizers granules are applied to the soil, the coating acts as a semi-permeable barrier that allows continuous release of nutrients to the root zone.

The benefits of controlled release nutrition
Haifa Multicote controlled release fertilizer
  • Optimal plant development - provide plants with balanced nutrition, according to their needs, throughout the growth cycle. This ensures optimal development and maximum high quality yields.
     
  • Less fertilizers are needed - products release available nutrients at a rate that matches plant uptake. This minimizes fertilizer losses, and enables considerable reduction of application rates – up to 30%, as compared to conventional granular or liquid fertilizers.
     
  • Saves labor and time - A single application covers a crop’s nutritional requirements throughout its growth cycle. This saves labor and costs associated with fertilizer application. It also eliminates fertilization from the growers’ routine tasks, freeing them to concentrate on other growth requirements.
     
  • Simple application - fertilizers are applied directly to the soil, requiring no sophisticated injection or dosing system.  
     
  • Environmentally friendly - minimizes losses through leaching, volatilization or fixation, thus preventing environmental contamination.
 
Multicote™ products
 
controlled release fertilizers for nurseries and ornamental plants
controlled release fertilizers for agriculture and horticulture
controlled release turf fertilizers
controlled release Nitrogen for arable crops
controlled release Ca, Mg, Zn, B
Multicote™ Premier  Top performance for ornamental nurseries

 

Download the Haifa CRF brochure

The Haifa Multicote CRF range

 

 

Banana: Nutrient deficiencies

Banana requires nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Using a balanced fertilizer on a regular basis which contains micro-nutrients, will help the plant be  healthy with vigorous crops.

The advantages of using Multi-K fertilizer for growing banana trees

Find out how to supply the banana trees with the proper amount of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium using Haifa's fertilizers

Plant Population: 1200-1800 mat/Ha.
Expected Yield: 45-50 t/Ha.
Amounts of elements removed from the soil in the yield (Kg/Ha/Year):
K-1500; N-500; P-70; Ca-235; Mg-155; Mn-13; Fe-5.5; Zn-1.7; B-1.4; Cu-0.55.

Plant nutrient deficiencies bannana

Use the crop deficiencies image library to find out the exact nutrient needed and the right fertilizer for optimal plant nutrition.

Banana tree fertilizer, fertilization

Nitrogen applications should be split into several dressings, ranging from intervals of 1-3 months in a relatively dry climate, to every 2-4 weeks in humid tropical areas. Urea is not recommended for dry land conditions.

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