Citrus Fertiliser Workshop – Limpopo Swadini Forever Resort – 25 & 26 Oct, 2021 (English)

R1,500.00 inc. VAT

What to expect…

  • Citrus mineral nutrition
  • Uptake, assimilation and the role of nutrients on fruit quality
  • Sampling of soil, leaves and water for analysis
  • Interpretation of soil, leaf and water analyses
  • Pre-plant soil preparation requirements and fertilisation of young, non-bearing trees
  • Fertilisation of bearing citrus trees
  • Nutrient deficiency symptoms of citrus – a diagnostic tool

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DUE TO COVID REGULATIONS, ONLY 60 PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED AT EACH WORKSHOP

 

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What to expect…

Citrus mineral nutrition

Uptake, assimilation and the role of nutrients on fruit quality

  • How nutrients reach the tree roots
  • Uptake processes and conditions that ensure optimal uptake
  • Transport of nutrients in the tree to the different organs
  • How each nutrient is incorporated and used in the plant tissues
  • Specific focus of the role of each nutrient to affect fruit quality

Sampling of soil, leaves and water for analysis

  • Purpose of soil sampling
  • Principles of soil sampling for soil preparation and in existing orchards
  • Protocol for leaf sampling
  • Sampling of irrigation water for chemical and microbiological analysis

Interpretation of soil, leaf and water analyses

  • Content of an ideal soil analysis report & interpretation of the different tests and how they relate to one another
  • Perspectives on the value of the “basic cation saturation ratio” and the “Albrecht System”
  • Norms for soil analysis that are optimal for citrus
  • Interpretation of leaf analysis & norms for different cultivars
  • Leaf sap analysis put in perspective
  • Content and interpretation of irrigation water analysis

Pre-plant soil preparation requirements and fertilisation of young, non-bearing trees

  • Correcting soil acidity & the concept of residual acidity
  • Addressing soil salinity
  • Correcting soil P prior to orchard establishment
  • Nutritional requirement of young trees

Fertilisation of bearing citrus trees

  • Soil applied fertilisation – how much, when, composition?
  • Principles of foliar nutrition
  • Organic fertilisation
  • Suggested programmes for micro- and drip-irrigated orchards

Nutrient deficiency symptoms of citrus - a diagnostic tool

  • Basic diagnostic principles
  • Explanation and examples of deficiency symptoms

Sitrus Bemestingskursus Program

Dag 1 Onderwerp Aanbieder(s)
8:00-8:30 Registrasie
8:30 – 8:40 Verwelkoming Hannes B.
8:40-10:00 Nutrient uptake, assimilation and their role to affect fruit quality Vivian, met Hein & Pieter wat tussen-in onderbreek met toepassings/voorbeelde.
10:00-10:30 Sampling of soil, leaves, and water for analysis Vivian
10:30-11:00 Tee
11:00-12:30 Interpretation of soil, leaf and water analyses Pieter (Grond), Hein (Blare), Pieter (Water)
12:30-13:30 Middagete
13:30 –14:30 Pre-plant soil preparation requirements of citrus orchards and fertilisation of young, non-bearing trees Pieter
14:30-15:30 Koeldrank/water en Reis na veld
15:30-17:00 Veldbesoek Hannes, Hein, Pieter, Vivian
Dag 2
8:30-8:45 Opening Hannes
8:45-10:30 Fertilisation of bearing citrus trees Hein
10:30-11:00 Tee
11:00-12:00 Practical considerations related to implementing a fertilisation programme Hein/Pieter
12:00-13:00 Nutrient deficiency symptoms of citrus - a diagnostic tool Vivian/Pieter
13:00-14:00 Middagete
14:00-16:00 Vrae en bespreking Paneel