Fertilizer Schedule for Banana

General recommendations for garden land, wetland banana and hill bananas

Manures and FertilizersN (g)P (g)K (g)
Garden land   
Varieties other than Nendran
Nendran

100*
150

35*
90
330*
330
Wetland   
Nendran
Rasthali
Poovan, Robusta
210
210
160 
35
50
50
450
390
390

* For Tissue culture banana, apply 50% extra fertilizers at 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th month after planting.

Hill bananas

After forming semicircular basins on uphill side, apply 375 g of 40:30:40 NPK mixture, plus 130 g Muriate of Potash per clump per application during October, January and April. Preceding the chemical fertilizer application, apply Azospirillum and Phosphobacterium @ 20 gm each at planting and 5th month after planting. Apply N as Neem coated urea. Apply N and K in 3 splits on 3rd, 5th and 7th month, Phosphorous at 3rd month of planting. Apply 20 g in each of Azospirillum and Phosphobacteria during planting and five months after planting. (This should be applied prior to chemical fertilizer application).

The fertigation technique must be followed for maximizing the productivity. Apply 200:30:300 g N: P2O5: K2O / plant using water soluble fertilizers along with 25 litres of water/day. For economizing the cost of fertilizers, fertigate using normal fertilizers (Urea and Muriate of potash) with 50% of the recommended dose along with recommended dose of phosphorus as basal at 2nd month after planting. Fertigate at weekly intervals as per the following schedule. 

Weeks after plantingN (%)P2O5 (%)K2O (%)
9-18 (10 weeks)3010020
19-30 (12 weeks)50-40
31-42 (12 weeks)20-32
43-45 (4 weeks)--8
Total100100100