Phosphorus Deficiency on Orange - Citrus

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Sympton description

Phosphorus deficiency leads to fruits with coarse and thick peel.

Made worst by

Acidic or very alkaline (calcareaus) soils. Low organic matter. Cold or wet conditions. Crops with a poorly developed root system. Soils with low P reserves. Soils with a high phosphate capacity. Iron rich soils.

Important for

Vegetative growth increased. Leaves are much greener. Fruit set is increased. Yield boosted, fruit quality enhanced (sugar/acid improved). Particularly important in young trees with poorly developed root systems.

Cause description

Phosphorus deficiency on orange (right)

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