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The Nutrition in Guava


Fruits are borne on current season’s growth of Guava tree. Fertilizers encourage vegetative growth, further leads to increased flowering and fruiting. The time of fertilizes application depends upon choice of Bahar to be harvested. Winter crop is more remunerative and fertilizers are generally aimed at getting beneficial effect to these crops.  

Nutrition in Guava

The nutritional requirement of Guava after fruiting varies with region to region, soil type, and age. A dose 50 Kg. well decomposed organic manure, 978 g. Urea (450 g. N), 1875 g. Single Supper Phosphate (300 g. P) and 500 g. Murate of potash (300 g. K.) to be applied during monsoon season. Fertilizers are applied in basins by the ring or drip point at a depth 15 to 20 cm. Area around the active root zone is at 30 cm. from the trunk at a depth 30 cm. Split dose of Urea @ 978 g.
(450 g. N) per plant to be applied in October to November.  (Directorate of Extension Education, MPKV, Rahuri, Krushidarshni, 2018).

Spraying of 50 g. Urea through 15 liters of water to the plants during March and October are recommended for adequate growth and development. (Book, Fruit crops by K. V. Peter).  

Spraying of zinc sulphate, magnesium sulphate, manganese sulphate and copper sulphate each @ 0.5 percent (5 g. per liter of water) at the time of new flush and blooming respectively, to correct zinc, magnesium, copper and manganese deficiency (Book, Fruit crops by K. V. Peter).   


Dr. Sable P.  A. (Scientist, Horticulture), Dr. A. S. Sheikh. (Sr. Scientist and Head) KVK, Sabarkantha, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, S.K. Nagar, Gujarat and Sonpure Sushma, Sr. Ph.D. Scholar, (Agronomy), MPKV.,
Rahuri, Maharashtra.
sable.pating@gmail.com and Mob. No. 8408035772

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