Magnesium deficiency made worse by

  • Sandy soils
  • Acidic soils
  • Potassium rich soils
  • Soils receiving high potash applications
  • Cold wet periods

Magnesium is important for

  • Boosts bulking
  • Increased yield of tubers
  • Improved disease resistance and skin quality
  • Increased tuber dry matter content and starch levels

Yara recommended fertilizers for Magnesium

YaraVita KOMBIPHOS

YaraVita KOMBIPHOS

Potatoes: 10 l/ha. Apply one week after 100 percent crop emergence, and 10 to 14 days later, if necessary. To encourage tuber numbers, apply at tuber initiation. To encourage tuber size, apply at early bulking and repeat at 10 to 14 day intervals as necessary. Water rate: 100 to 200 l/ha.

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YaraVita MAGTRAC

YaraVita MAGTRAC

Potatoes: Where low to marginal levels exist, apply 2 applications of 4 L/ha between 1 to 4 weeks after 100% emergence. For improved dry matter, also apply during bulking. Water rate: 50-200 L/ha.

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YaraMila COMPLEX

YaraMila COMPLEX

potatoes: Applying 500-700 Kg/ha pre-plant or placed at least 8cm away from seed tubers at planting. Apply/Spread 300-350 Kg/ha at Hilling up/Tuber initiation. Refer to Yara crop program @ www.yara.com.au as a guide or contact your local Yara sales agronomist for advice.

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