Phosphorus deficiency on orange made worse by

  • Acidic or very alkaline (calcareaus) soils
  • Low organic matter
  • Cold or wet conditions
  • Crops with a poorly developed root system
  • Soils with low P reserves
  • Soils with a high phosphate capacity
  • Iron rich soils

Phosphorus is important for

  • Vegetative growth increased
  • Leaves are much greener
  • Fruit set is increased
  • Yield boosted, fruit quality enhanced (sugar/acid improved)
  • Particularly important in young trees with poorly developed root systems

Yara recommended fertilizers for Phosphorus

YaraTera KRISTA MAP

YaraTera KRISTA MAP

Citrus: Apply 75-120 kg/ha in multiple applications from growth stage; flowering to early fruit development. Refer to Yara crop program as a guide or contact your local Yara sales agronomist for advice.

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YaraVita SENIPHOS

YaraVita SENIPHOS

Citrus: 10 l/ha at fruit set with 1 to 2 further applications at 7 to 10 day intervals. Water rate: 500-1000 l/ha.

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YaraMila COMPLEX

YaraMila COMPLEX

Citrus: Apply 550-750 kg/ha in multiple applications from growth stage; new flush to fruit bulking/maturity. Refer to Yara crop program as a guide or contact your local Yara sales agronomist for advice.

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FLOWPHOS 15

FLOWPHOS 15

Citrus: Apply 130-200 l/ha in multiple applications from growth stage; flowering to autumn flush. Contact your local Yara sales agronomist for advice.

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