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Fertilizer application

It is consequential to provide supplementary nutrients rapid growth and bearing. Both organic and chemical fertilizer could be applied for that purpose. In terms of application of Chemical Fertilizer, prescribed methods of application Eppawala Rock Phosphate YPM (w) mixture and Triple Super Phosphate YPM (D) for Wet and Dry Zone, respectively, could be clearly depicted in the following table. Should you require further information, you may contact information Unit of the Coconut Cultivation Board via 0112-5639833.

Age from the
date of planting
For the dry Zone
(YPM) (D) (gram)
Wet intermediate Zone
(YPM) (w) (gram)
Dolomite
(gram)
Size of the circle from the seedling for fertilizer application
(feet)
6 months 640 525 500 1
I year 765 630 500 2
1 ½ Years 765 630 500 2
2 Years 1020 840 500 3
2 ½ Years 1020 840 500 3
3 Years 1275 1050 500 4
3 ½ Years 1275 1050 500 4
4 Years 1530 1260 500 5

Application of Organic Fertilizer

Age from the date of planting After planting the Seedlings
6 months 1 yrs 2 yrs 3 yrs 4 yrs till bearing
Cow dung (kg) with (moisture 20% - 30%) 5 12 16 20 25
Eppawala Rock Phosphate (for Wet and Arid Zones ) ( Gram) 200 450 600 750 1000
Imported Rock Phosphate (for dry zone ( gram) or Triple Super Phosphate (for dry zone) (gram) 125 300 400 500 625
83 200 267 333 417
Muriate of Potash (gram) or Dolomite ( gram) 30 200 250 325 400
250 250 250 250 250
Goat dung (kg) with (moisture 20% - 25%) 3 7 9 11 13
Eppawala Rock Phosphate (for Wet and Arid Zones ) (gram) 200 450 600 750 1000
Imported Rock Phosphate (for dry zone) (gram) or Triple Super Phosphate (for dry zone) (gram) 125 300 400 500 625
83 200 267 333 417
Muriate of Potash (gram) 50 120 150 190 225
Imported Rock Phosphate (for dry zone (gram) or Triple Super Phosphate (for dry zone) (gram) 250 250 250 250 250
5 12 16 20 25
250 250 250 250 250
5 12 16 20 25
275 650 825 1100 1350
175 425 550 700 875
117 283 367 467 583
Dolomite (gram) 250 250 250 250 250