fertilization in olive trees

Carrying out a correct olive tree subscriber It is an issue that worries many of our readers and customers, so in this post we are going to explain how to provide the most deficient nutrients to the olive tree.

To know the needs of our olive tree, a soil analysis, that allows us to know the deficiencies, and therefore choose the most useful fertilizer for our plantation.

To know when to apply fertilizer to olive trees, It must be borne in mind that they grow practically throughout the year, they flower in spring and bear fruit right after. For this reason, it is interesting to pay them at the end of winter and not stop until autumn.

The productive capacity of the plantation is a decisive factor when it comes to finding a response to the subscriber. In olive groves with low productivity, the nutritional needs can be covered, totally or in a high percentage of them, by the mineralization of the organic matter of the soil, by the contributions of nutrients contained in rainwater and/or irrigation and by the richness in nutritive elements present in the soil change complex.

However, in olive groves with high productive capacity, normally associated with irrigated plantations, the nutritional needs can significantly exceed the supply capacity of the tree by these means, and, therefore, compromise the sustainability of said productive levels in the short-medium term.

The three nutrients most demanded by the olive tree are nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. For plantations of young olive trees or small olive trees, it is advisable to apply NPK fertilizers rich in nitrogen to promote their growth. In Defeder We have the ideal product for this demand: NitroPlus It is an ecological fertilizer with a high content of organic nitrogen for its application as a bottom or cover fertilizer for crops in the open field, with a single application made from selected high-quality raw materials. With a complete NPK balance that can vary:

  • 9-4-1
  • 10-3-1
  • 11-2-1
  • 12-1-1

On the other hand, in olive trees in production the needs of potassium They are older and it is convenient to increase their wealth. For this reason in Defeder we bet on our product Complete Bio with a wealth between 4 and 5 potassium.

Always bet on one ecological fertilization, from Defeder We have always followed a circular economy and environmental care strategy. In 2030, according to the regulations of the European Union, the 25% of arable soil must be with organic fertilizer.