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Cocoa: Nutrigation recommendation for an orchard growing method

Our recommendation for nutrigation by dripping system

 

Growing method: orchard.
Plant density: 950-1,330 / ha depending on soil fertility and climate.
Expected yield: 1-1.5 ton/ha of dry (7% humidity) beans + 1.4 t/ha of husks.

 

 

 

 

Nutrients removal (kg/ha) by the above yield*

N

P2O5

K2O

CaO

MgO

35

13

88

12

8

* Mean values from data from Cameroon, Nigeria & Cote D’Ivoire.

 

Recommendation for Nutrigation by dripping system

Growth stage

Age

Haifa products

Rate (kg/ha/year)

Nursery 5-12 months Poly-Feed drip 14-7-21+2MgO+TE +
Haifa cal
27 +
20
Plantation, immature 1-3 Poly-Feed drip 14-7-21+2MgO+TE +
Magnisal (11-0-0-16) +
Haifa cal
80 +
30 +
60
Plantation, 1st production 3-4 years Poly-Feed drip 14-7-28+2MgO+TE +
Magnisal (11-0-0-16) +
Haifa cal
150 +
60 +
120
Plantation, at production 4 years and older Poly-Feed drip 14-7-28+2MgO+TE +
Magnisal (11-0-0-16) +
Haifa cal
330 +
120 +
250

It is recommended to distribute pod husks evenly in the orchard to reduce nutrients removal.