00 Cocoa fert | Farm Extension Manager

Cocoa-Fertilizer information

Yield above 60 pods/ tree/year

The nutrient recommendation for Cocoa with yield above 60 pods/ tree is 200:80:280 gram NPK/plant. The quantity of straight fertilizers to get the above dose is worked out.

The fertilizers dose needed is 434 gram urea, 444 gram rock phosphate and 467 gram Muriate of Potash respectively per plant. The fertilizers have to be applied in split doses.

The first split has to be applied in April-May. The urea, rock phosphate, Muriate of Potash needed at this time is 217 gram, 222 gram, 233 gram respectively per plant.

The second dose has to apply in September-October and the dosage is 217 gram urea, 222 gram rock phosphate, 234 gram Muriate of Potash respectively.

Organic manure @ 20 kg/plant is recommended in every year. Lime or dolomite has to be applied in acid soils two weeks ahead of fertilizer application.

Apply 1/3 of adult dose during the first year of planting, 2/3 during second year and full dose from the third year onwards.

Apply fertilizers in circular basins with a radius of 25 cm during the first year. Gradually increase the radius of the basin to 120 cm by the third year. Apply fertilizers in the entire area of 1.5 meter radius around the tree followed by forking in.

Yield below 60 pods/ tree/year

The nutrient recommendation for Cocoa with yield below 60 pods/ tree is 100:40:140 gram NPK/plant. The quantity of straight fertilizers to get the above dose is worked out.

The fertilizers dose needed is 217 gram urea, 222 gram rock phosphate and 233 gram Muriate of Potash respectively per plant. The fertilizers have to be applied in split doses.

The first split has to be applied in April-May. The urea, rock phosphate, Muriate of Potash needed at this time is 108 gram, 111 gram, 117 gram respectively per plant.

The second dose has to apply in September-October and the dosage is 108 gram urea, 111 gram rock phosphate, 117 gram Muriate of Potash respectively.

Organic manure @ 20 kg/plant is recommended in every year. Lime or dolomite has to be applied in acid soils two weeks ahead of fertilizer application.

Apply 1/3 of adult dose during the first year of planting, 2/3 during second year and full dose from the third year onwards.

Apply fertilizers in circular basins with a radius of 25 cm during the first year. Gradually increase the radius of the basin to 120 cm by the third year. Apply fertilizers in the entire area of 1.5 meter radius around the tree followed by forking in.