At BioAg we design our fertiliser programs for the specific crop or orchard, so this example for almonds is for information and context. Talk to a BioAg area manager about a custom program for your orchard or enterprise.

An almond program

A BioAg fertility program can be adapted for conventional and organic production systems. BioAg programs aim for efficient nutrient delivery to improve plant resilience to stresses as well as increased yield and quality.

A program for almonds includes a number of applications:

  • An initial application of biostimulants to the root zone during spring when the trees undergo rapid growth
  • Smaller applications through the growing season & post-harvest.

Nitrogen

Nitrogen is the most mobile, active element. Nitrogen is lost by:

  • leaching down through the soil or
  • volatilising and being lost into the air as a vapour.

When the soil contains enough beneficial microorganisms, microbial activity can mineralise or temporarily immobilise nitrogen in the soil so it remains available for the plant.

Phosphorus

A key part of a BioAg program tree crop program is to secure long term availability of capital phosphorus. BioAgPhos is made from high-grade reactive phosphate rock combined with our microbiological phosphate digester.

By replacing water solubility with microbial digestion, we reduce the amount of nutrient loss through lock up or leaching.

Download our almond program

A program for almonds includes a number of applications:

  • An initial application of biostimulants to the root zone during spring when the trees undergo rapid growth
  • Smaller applications through the growing season & post-harvest.

Download brochure for full details

Committed to organic? 

Our specialists can develop an organic program for your farm.

Our approach

1. Soil test

An experienced and Fertcare accredited BioAg agronomist works with you and provides technical expertise on your crop. If you don’t already have recent soil test data, we arrange a soil test for you. The results provide essential information about the soil fertility and soil structure for better performance.

2. A tailored program

Based on the results of soil tests, crop requirements and other factors such as soil structure, climate, history of the block and target that you are trying to achieve, we provide a tailored program that aims to improve soil fertility and maximise yield response. We support you through the program to ensure that inputs are applied at the right time, in the right way.

3. Leaf analysis

We’ll often suggest a leaf analysis in summer to monitor nutrient uptake and possibly adjust the program, depending on results.

Program details including application rates

Please download the program to see details including growth stages, recommended products and application methods and rates. 

Share this …

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email