Overlooking the use of fertilisers is a risky step, especially for palm oil grower. The importance of growing palm oil tree using fertiliser is crucial in the plant’s growth and for quality palm oil yield.
However, know that it’s also important to follow the label instructions on the fertiliser, as too much fertiliser for palm oil plant can kill or scorch it leaves. There are also environmental concerns to fertiliser overuse as these nutrient-rich solutions find their way into groundwater supplies.
Granular Fertiliser Vs. Liquid Fertiliser
Granular fertiliser are solid granules, and it takes a while to dissolve or decompose before plants can access their nutrients. Normally, granular fertiliser worked into the soil or sprinkle around plants and lasts up to 9 months. It would breaks down before releasing nutrients, and usually takes watering and a few days to show results.
Liquid fertiliser on the other hand are made from water soluble powder or liquid concentrates that mix with water to form a liquid fertiliser solution. Liquid fertiliser requires mixing, and generally it comes with blue or green dye that makes easy identifications. Plants takes up liquid fertiliser quickly compared to granular fertiliser due to its nature of being liquid.
Comparing granular fertiliser to liquid fertiliser, granular fertiliser does not requires frequent applications, and the effect can lasts longer than liquid fertiliser. Applying granular fertiliser for palm oil plant would be a better choice as the plants took quite a period of time to grow and produce yields.Leave a reply