Fertilizer for Banana Cultivation
Banana is highly dependent on nutrients in the soil and both organic and inorganic fertilizer is recommended for high yield.
The fertilizer mixtures should be applied according to the climatic conditions and the growth stages of the plantation
Banana Fertilizer Mixtures
|Hayleys Special Banana||10||07||30|
|Fertilizer Type||Time of application||Quantity|
|Organic Manure||2 weeks before planting||10 kg/planting hole|
|Chemical Fertilizer||Before Planting||225g/Plant or Clump|
|2 Months after planting||450g/Plant or Clump|
|Thereafter every 4 months||450g/Plant or Clump|
Guidelines for using organic manure and chemical fertilizers for Banana Cultivation
Fertilizer should be applied when soil is in moist condition.
Integrated use of organic manure and chemical fertilizers is more beneficial than using either source alone.
Therefore repeated annual application of any organic manure within the canopy area is beneficial.
Basal fertilizer should be applied and incorporated in to soil at least 1- 2 days before planting.
Subsequent fertilizer applications can be done in a circular band around the plant within the canopy area leaving about 45 cm from the main stem and incorporated in to soil.