Phosphorus deficiency 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

  • Essential for root development, especially in early growing stages
  • Involved in growth processes and plant development like leaf formation and expansion, shoot growth, flower initiation and bunch size
  • Sustained optimum yield

Yara recommended fertilizers for Phosphorus

YaraMila 10-10-30 +1.5MgO +0.2B

YaraMila 10-10-30 +1.5MgO +0.2B

Oil palm: Mature phase, (4-8 years palm), 7.5kg/palm/year, split into 3 applications, (9 years and above), 9kg/palm/year, split into 3 applications

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YaraMila 13-11-21 +2MgO +0.2B

YaraMila 13-11-21 +2MgO +0.2B

Oil palm: Immature phase, (2nd year), 4.5kg/palm/year, split into 3 applications, (3rd year), 6.0kg/palm/year, split into 3 applications. Mature phase, (4-8 years palm), 7.5kg/palm/year, split into 3 applications, (9 years and above), 9kg/palm/year, split into 3 applications

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YaraMila 16-16-16

YaraMila 16-16-16

Oil palm: Immature phase, (1st year), 3.0kg/palm/year, split into 3 applications

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