Fertilization a blueberry plantation
Setting up a blueberry plantation is just the beginning of your work with these plants- which- with the right care and fertilization, will bear their delicious fruit in abundance. If the soil had been prepared in accordance with the suggestions, and after an in- depth analysis of its mineral content, the fertilization itself later on will be much easier.
So what does the North American blueberry actually need?
Most importantly, the North American blueberry is a plant without any specific nutritional requirements. If not properly nurtured however, the result will be low amounts of fruit and fruit of low quality. Overfertilization is a real problem in case of bluberries- which is why it is recommended to use less quantities but more frequently. A good solution is a periodical analysis of the soil to detect any possible deficiencies that might have occurred. Nitrogen is extremely important for the highbush blueberry and it can be applied as the following:
ammonium nitrate ammonium sulfate
It is also important that you blueberry has sufficient amounts of P, K and Mg- the plantation cannot function properly without these minerals. Every grower needs some basic information about the potential consequences of nutritional deficiencies.
How do you fertilize the highbush blueberry seedlings?
There are several ways to approach this important responsibility of every professional grower. There are several fertilization methods: foliar fertilizer powdered fertilizer fertigation.
It is important to keep in mind that the primary method is the powder fertilizer, which provides the soil with the right amount of all essential mineral components. If however the soil has the right pH and the essential components (P, K, Mg) are present on at least an average level, it is possible to implement the use of a foliar fertilizer, which will also support your plantation. The last method is a fertigation system which means supplementing the soil with nutritional components during the irrigation process. Following the rules and regulations of the fertilization process and the program creating at the beginning, is as important as a regular soil analysis.