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Citrus Fisopatías (Part IV)

We will continue talking about different problems that can affect the correct growth of your citrus fruits.

Snow can become harmful, so we must try not to accumulate near its trunk. Another factor that damages citrus trees is the passage of time.

It is normal for fruit trees to start producing less fruit simply because they are old.

It is normal for trees too young produce us fruits, they just do it after a time of maturation. Each species has a specific age at which production begins, for example, in the peach it is from three years.

When winning or alternating it is a phenomenon that some fruit trees present, especially during the years when it has a large load of fruits. After this year to the next the amount can be very low. In addition the years of superabundance, in younger trees, does not guarantee quality.

This can happen because the fruits come to compete with each other staying with more nutrients than it can produce. To this characteristic one must add the frosts or the bad flowering. One way to improve the situation is, in the years of lower production, make a slight pruning.

Trees that do not receive necessary nutrients will have problems. It is essential for proper development to have macronutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium and sulfur), micronutrients (iron, manganese, boron, copper, zinc, molybdenum and chlorine).

To know nutrient deficiencies You can perform a foliar analysis. In some cases the problems can be determined visually. Fruit trees found in soils with a high lime content will surely need more iron content.

To avoid problems due to lack of nutrients, it is ideal to pay with balanced fertilizers that influence phosphorus, potassium, nitrogen, if possible of slow release.

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