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Nutrients rates ideal for growing almonds in Spain

The recommended rates of nutrients and fertilizers needed to grow healthy almond trees

 

Soil type: light to medium, pH 6-8.
Annual irrigation rate: ~3,000 m3/ha.
Plant Population: 120-190 plants/ha.
Expected yield: 3.5 t/ha (in shells).

 

N

P

P2O5

K

K2O

150-250

25-40

57-90

170-290

205-350

 

Fertigation: Recommended rates of nutrients and fertilizers

Month

Crop requirements (kg/ha)

Recommended Fertilizers (kg/ha)

N

P2O5

K2O

MgO

Multi-K™

MAP™

AN

Magnisal™

March

15

25

23

0

50

41

11

0

April

20

0

32

4

70

0

25

25

May

21

0

41

5

89

0

18

32

June

15

0

42

8

91

0

0

50

July

5

0

7

8

15

0

0

50

August

5

0

10

5

22

0

0

32

September

12

20

27

0

60

33

0

0

October

8

15

18

0

39

25

0

0

Total annual

100

60

200

30

436

99

54

189

 

Multi-K™ – Potassium nitrate (13-0-46).
MAP™ – mono-ammonium phosphate (0-61-0).
Amm. Nit – Ammonium Nitrate (34-0-0).
Magnisal™ – Magnesium nitrate (10.8-0-0-15.8).

 

 

 

Fertilization rates under intensive growing conditions (California)

N (kg/ha)

P2O5 (kg/ha)

K2O (kg/ha)

290

144

105

 

Plant analysis guide

Nutrient sufficiency ranges (source: A & L, Agronomy Handbook, Ankerman & Large Eds.)

Almond

N

S

P

K

Mg

Ca

Na

B

Zn

Mn

Fe

Cu

------------------ % -------------------

---------- p.p.m ---------

From

2.20

0.20

0.10

1.50

0.30

2.25

0.01

30

20

30

100

6

To

2.70

0.30

0.40

3.00

0.40

4.00

0.10

65

40

80

200

20

 

Plant tissue sampling procedures

Growth Stage Plant Part
Five to eight weeks after full bloom 4 to 8 leaves from spurs or near base of current season’s growth

 

 

Almond Blooming