Copper deficiency on orange made worse by

  • Organic soils
  • Chalky soils
  • Sandy soils
  • Reclaimed heathland
  • High nitrogen applications

Copper is important for

  • Young trees come into production more rapidly
  • Vegetative growth is more even
  • Large foliage area (leaf number) maintained
  • Fruit mature better (flavour and juice levels enhanced)
  • Premature fruit drop prevented
  • Fruit skin-quality is much improved

Yara recommended fertilizers for Copper

YaraVita COPTRAC

YaraVita COPTRAC

Citrus: 200 mls / 100 litres water to give a maximum of 2 l/ha / application post harvest. Not to be used when either flowers or fruit are on the tree. Alternatively, 0.5 l/ha applied to both spring and autumn flushes. Water rate: 500 to 2000 l/ha.

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YaraVita GRAMITREL

YaraVita GRAMITREL

Citrus: 3 to 5 l/ha applied during spring flush and also during summer / autumn flush. Water rate: 500 to 1000 l/ha.

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