Fertilizer Application in Coffee Gardens

 

Manures and Fertilizers

The peak periods of demands for nutrients are at the time of flowering, fruit set and development and maturation of the crop. Based on all these factors. For coffee, fertilizer schedule is as follows:
 

  Time of application

Pre-blossom

 (March)

Post-blossom,
pre-monsoon
(May)

Mid-monsoon

(August)

Post-monsoon

(October)

Arabica

1st year 15:10:15 15:10:15 15:10:15
2nd and 3rd year 20:15:20 20:15:20 20:15:20
4th year 30:20:30 30:20:30 30:20:30
Bearing coffee 5 years and above:  for less than 1 t/ha crop 40:30:40 40:30:40 20:0:0 40:30:40
For 1 t/ha and above 40:30:40 40:30:40 40:30:40 40:30:40

Robusta

For less than 1t/ha crop 40:30:40 40:30:40
For 1 t/ha and above 40:30:40 40:30:40 40:30:40
References Kerala Agricultural University. 2011. Package of Practices Recommendations: Crops. 14th edition. Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur- 360 p.