Calcium Deficiency on Orange - Citrus

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4392-calcium deficiency on orange - citrus-main image

Symptom description

Cracking of the fruit.

Made worse by

Acidic soils. Sandy or light soils (leaching). Acid peat soils. Soils rich in sodium. Soils rich in aluminium. Drought conditions. Fruit high in nitrogen or potassium. Large fruit.

Important for

Leaves are properly formed and remain throughout cycle. Overall tree growth is more vigorous. Yield often increases. Fruit-size more regular and uniform. Better quality fruit. Better skins - less 'Albedo Breakdown' (creasing).

Cause description

Calcium deficiency

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Yara recommends


Citrus: Apply YaraLiva Nitrabor @ 250-300 g/plant(soil application) at Pre-flowering stage. Apply YaraLiva Nitrabor @ 200 -250 g/plant (soil application) at Flowering to fruit setting stage.Apply YaraLiva Nitrabor @ 200 -250 g/plant (soil application) at When fruit is around 2 cm in size stage.


Citrus: Apply YaraLiva CALCINIT @25kg/acre (0.8 kg/day/acre) at fruit set stage (46-75 days) @30kg/acre (0.5kg/day/acre) at fruit development stage (76-135 days)