Coffee is a major cash crop, contributing a significant portion of the Kenya’s GDP and farmers’ incomes. Yields and quality of the crop have been inconsistent over the years, with most farmers producing far below potential.
Yara is committed to bridging this gap.
A major contributor to the yield and quality of coffee is nutrition. Balanced nutrition is a must for achieving optimal yields and maximising profits. Balanced nutrition is the supply of all the key nutrients required for optimal growth and productivity.
Balanced nutrition in coffee will:
Yara’s approach to coffee balanced nutrition is built on global experience and a strong understanding of local growing conditions. Using our deep understanding of coffee physiology and nutritional requirements, Yara has designed a program to cater to all the coffee nutritional requirements to meet all the 7 points above.
Post-harvest and before new flush: Apply YaraVita POWER BOOS T at a rate of 1L per acre. YaraVita POWER BOOST is a high-quality foliar fertilizer with high levels of boron and zinc as well as magnesium and nitrogen. This will result in improved tree recovery, budding, branching, and formation of broader dark green leaves.
At the onset of flowering: Apply YaraLiva Nitrabor to supply the crop with fully available calcium and boron. This will reduce flower abortion (more berries), enhance uniformity in ripening (reduces harvesting costs), strengthen the plant and improve resistance to diseases. Apply 150g per tree.
At berry formation and expansion: Apply YaraMila JAVA, a compound NPK fertilizer with added secondary and micronutrients to meet the high nutrient demand during the berry development period. This will result in greater yield, better screen size, density, and quality. Apply 250g per tree, split twice during the berry growing period, for better efficiency.
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