Litchi Manuring & Fertilization

By National Horticulture Board on 09 May 2016 | read


The nutrient requirements of litchi are very high. Apart from the requirement of N, P and K, which contributes, to profuse vegetative growth and flower initiation, micro nutrients such as Calcium,Magnesium, Zinc, Boron and Copper play an important role in flowering and fruiting. In India litchi is grown mostly in the fertile belt and hence very little or no fertilizer is given. However, soil analysis should be done to determine the exact doses of fertilizer.

Recommended doses of fertilizers for getting optimum yield

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The farmyard manure, Superphosphate and Muriate of Potash should be applied in September.Nitrogenous fertilizer is given in two split doses one in mid-February and second after harvesting of fruits.