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Fertilizer Schedule for Coffee

Generally, the advisory on fertilizer application is given based on soil test values. 

If the soil testing is not done so far, it is advised to collect the soil sample (block wise) and send it to Coffee Research Sub Stations. 

Based on the soil test values, the quantities of fertilizer required to be applied block-wise will be given for the next 3 years.

Application of Sulphur during post monsoon time is very important as Sulphur plays a key role in flower bud initiation.

Robusta Coffee (700kg of clean coffee or 28 bags of dry cherry per acre)

During blossom or backing irrigation time: Fertilizer required(kg per acre) : Urea 46 kgs + DAP 50 kgs + MOP 50 kgs OR Urea 65 kgs: SSP 144 kgs: MOP 50 kgs

Pre-monsoon period (late May/early June): Fertilizer required(kg per acre) :Urea 65 kgs; Rock Phosphate 128 kgs; MOP 50 kgs

Post monsoon time (September): Fertilizer required(kg per acre) :115 kgs Factomphos (20:20:0:13) and 50 kgs MOP

Robusta Coffee (500kg of clean coffee or 20 bags of dry cherry per acre)

During blossom or backing irrigation time: Fertilizer required(kg per acre) : Urea 35 kgs: DAP 40 kgs: MOP 39 kgs OR Urea 51 kgs: SSP 115 kgs: MOP 39 kgs

Pre-monsoon period (late May/early June): Fertilizer required(kg per acre) : Urea 51kgs; Rock Phosphate 102kgs; MOP 39kgs

Post monsoon time (September month: Fertilizer required(kg per acre) : 92kgs Factomphos (20:20:0:13) and 39kgs MOP

Sulphar requirement is high during this time

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