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Nutrient deficiencies can greatly affect the performance and productivity of apple trees. When practicing organic farming, most of the fertilisers used are organic, although small amounts of chemical fertilisers are important. Apple trees require various micronutrients in high levels at different growth stages such as Calcium, Nitrogen, Potassium, Phosphorus, Sulphur, and Magnesium. Besides, they require small traces of micronutrients like Molybdenum, Iron, Cobalt, Silicon, Copper, Zinc, Manganese, Sodium, Boron, and Chloride. Nitrogen is required in large amounts in the early stages and when the trees are growing vigorously. During the flowering and fruiting stage, NPK formulations with a high potassium percentage should be applied or sprayed.

Some indications of nutrient deficiencies in apple plants include:

• Slightly red leaves indicate lack of nitrogen.

• Yellow and green patches on fruits is an indication of potassium deficiency.

• Corky areas on apple fruits indicate boron deficiency.

• Curling backward of leaves is an indication of phosphorus deficiency.

• Deformed fruits.

The amount of fertilisers required by apple trees varies depending on the soil fertility, manure applied, and the growth stage. Several things can happen when incorrect amounts of fertilisers are applied.

For instance, excessive application of fertilisers makes the plants concentrate on producing a lot of shoots and leaves instead of fruits.

Failing to use fertilisers or applying extremely little fertilisers can lead to nutrient deficiencies, stunted growth, and poor health. Besides, the plants under-perform and their ability to fight pests and diseases reduces.

Know when to apply

• Fertilisers should be applied three times per year.

• The first application should be done before flowering.

• The second application should be made after flowering.

• The third application should be done a month later

However, in the early growth stages, and during vegetative growth, fertilisers can be applied at different times of the year depending on the nutrients required. Fertilisers should, however, be applied at controlled rates. Manure and other organic products should be applied regularly to keep the soil healthy and fertile.

Mulching, especially young plants, minimises the growth of weeds, enhances the soil texture, increases the organic matter, minimises water loss through evaporation, and increases soil micro-organisms.

  • Yellow beans 2kg

    Original price was: KSh 1,520.00.Current price is: KSh 1,180.00.

    Yellow beans generally thrive in hot conditions and can perform well even under partial shade from trees or banana plants.

    With their compact size, impressive yield potential, and disease resistance, offer Kenyan farmers a valuable addition to their agricultural repertoire

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  • Mchwatox 350SC

    Original price was: KSh 650.00.Current price is: KSh 550.00.
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    Mchwatox 350SC is an insecticide that contains Imidacloprid 350SC for the treatment of the soil to control subterranean termites. It is a highly effective termiticide providing permanent solutions containing concentrated amounts of imidacloprid.

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  • Rotating Water Sprinkler

    Original price was: KSh 950.00.Current price is: KSh 880.00.
    When the water valve is open, the nozzles of the two nozzles will have two waters at the same time. Due to the effect of water injection, the nozzle will automatically rotate 360 degrees. The nozzle range is pressure controlled.
    Optional 1/2 and 3/4 connector nozzles, and extended 1/2 adapter nozzles.
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  • Bedlam 200SL Pesticide 1L

    Original price was: KSh 6,000.00.Current price is: KSh 5,750.00.

    Bedlam 200sl is a pesticide used to control bed bugs, cockroaches, dust mites, fleas, lice, ticks, and other insects. It is odorless, highly effective, and kills insects for many days after initial application. The prolonged residual action makes if particularly effective for hard-to-eliminate pests like bedbugs.

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  • MycoApply Endo Prime EA

    Original price was: KSh 3,200.00.Current price is: KSh 2,600.00.
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    MycoApply is a biological product in a powder formulation that combines spores (seeds) of four species of mycorrhizal fungi. Each gram of MycoApply Endo Prime contains 22,500 propagules of the following four mycorrhizal species: Glomus intraradices, Glomus mosseae, Glomus aggregatum, and Glomus etunicatum. Additionally, MycoApply includes humic acid as a carrier, which also aids in nutrient uptake.

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  • Amistar fungicide

    Original price was: KSh 5,000.00.Current price is: KSh 4,650.00.

    Amistar is a strobilurin fungicide based on naturally occurring substances found in certain species of wild mushrooms. The active ingredient in Amistar, azoxystrobin, controls a very wide spectrum of disease in wheat and barley. AMISTAR not only controls the key late-season flag leaf and ear diseases that erode yield and quality, but also promotes a …

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  • SPINACH INDIAN PALAK 4GM

    KSh 250.00
    Vendor:  KamauStore
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    • Partial sunlight (summer), full sunlight (winter)
    • Water everyday
    • Can grow on the balcony or terrace
    • Harvest in 4-5 weeks
    • All seasons
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  • Grafted Pixie Orange Seedlings

    Original price was: KSh 350.00.Current price is: KSh 250.00.

    Grafted Pixie Orange Seedlings in Kenya that are meticulously grafted with lemon. This Grafted Pixie Orange Seedlings are certified, well hardened, ready to transplant and with 99% Survival rate.

    Our grafted pixie orange seedlings promise superior quality and exceptional productivity, thanks to advanced grafting techniques.

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  • Grapes Seedlings

    Original price was: KSh 500.00.Current price is: KSh 300.00.

    Our grapes seedlings are sourced from farms with a rich history and proven track record in grape production. These farms have been meticulously cultivating grapes for years, honing their techniques to yield high-quality, robust vines. By leveraging their expertise and commitment to excellence, we ensure that our seedlings inherit these superior traits, setting you up for success in your grape farming journey.

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  • Easy Gro Starter 1kg

    Original price was: KSh 855.00.Current price is: KSh 625.00.

    Easy gro Starter is a water soluble fertilizer with NPK 18:20:21 and micro-elements for foliar feeding and fertigation. Suitable for plant growth periods that require relatively high nitrogen and phosphorus levels especially during early stages of the plant/planting time. It boosts the plant and give it a healthy and stronger start. This fertilizer is highly water soluble product readily taken up by plants

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  • FUGO Chick and Duckling Mash

    KSh 1,350.00KSh 5,100.00

    FUGO Chick and Duckling Mash feed contains a coccidiostat to manage exposure levels and control disease, enzymes to release phosphorus and carefully formulated raw materials for increased digestibility resulting in zero mortality, strong bone structure, faster growth rate and high feed conversion ratio.

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  • CORIANDER DANIA SEEDS – 250G

    Original price was: KSh 1,250.00.Current price is: KSh 965.00.
    • Attractive green foliage
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    • Ready for picking within 30 days
    • Unique coriander flavour
    • Ideal for both local and export markets
    • Requires no transplanting
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