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Avocado

A wide range of products for soil and foliar applications to achieve a balanced and complete nutrition supply for all stages of the trees life cycle

Basic Information

The avocado tree originates from subtropical Central America. Due to its nutritional qualities, the consumption of avocados has been increasing exponentially worldwide. It is a tree with vigorous growth and, therefore, needs high amounts of nutrients every year, to avoid productive alternations. The application of potassium in high quantities is also very important to ensure a good quality of the fruit’s high content of dry matter. During the flowering period foliar applications, especially with boron, calcium and zinc, are recommended to increase the fruitsetting.

4 Avocados hanging on the tree

Crop Stage Program

Important instructions for use: If several products are mixed while using our product, unforeseen reciprocal effects may occur. It is not possible to foresee all conditions that can occur in practice (e.g. temperature, kind of water, crop protection agents). Therefore, it is highly recommended to test the compatibility and the application of the intended products on a small scale first. We disclaim any responsibilities for damages which may ensue from interactions based on mixtures – especially – with other products, crop protection agents, plant protection products or fertilizers and/or from unusual conditions (temperature, kind of water, etc.). In case of doubt and for information on application data please get in touch with your local supplier, visit our website: www.compo-expert.com or get in touch by e-mail: info@compo-expert.com.

Detailed Description

The cultivation of avocado demands large amounts of nitrogen, preferably in a stabilized form (NovaTec®technology), phosphorus in available forms and potassium of excellent quality, to achieve a good harvest as well as a better shelf life of the fruits. To ensure a greater and better fruit setting, the demand for calcium and microelements in the flowering stage is also high. If the avocado is not fertilized with significant amounts of nitrogen, the growth will be weak and the production will decline over time. A year with a high yield will be followed by a year with a lower harvest, therefore, nitrogen applications in spring, summer and autumn with the appropriate quantities are necessary. To keep the production consistently high, we recommend highly efficient products, such as those of the NovaTec® line.
Foliar analysis should not show less than 2 % of nitrogen during the growing season and can reach up to 3 % for high productions. The second element of importance is the potassium, which must be provided during the whole time of fruit growth.
The leaf levels should also be at 2 % or more for high productions. Avocados need pollination for their fruit set, so the use of liquid fertilizers like Basfoliar® are essential to achieve a better fruit setting and a higher yield. Biostimulants like Vitanica
® RZ or Basfoliar® Kelp SL are also important to stimulate root growth.