Nutrient Management in Wild Blueberry

How to Assess Plant Health:

Look for symptoms: abnormal leaf color, poor growth and low yields. Deficiencies in N, P, K and MG typically appear in the lower leaves. Deficiencies in B and Ca appear in upper leaves.

Test your soil – for optimal pH

Test leaf nutrient contents – for N & P (make sure you sample many clones in a field).

More information on Wild Blueberry Nutrient Management

Top 3 Ways To Improve Plant Health

  1. Fill Bare Spots (mulching)
  2. Fertilize, Synthetic Nutrients
  3. Weed Reduction

Fertilizer in Wild Blueberry
Traditional Methods

  • Granular fertilizers, such as MAP (mono ammonium phosphate, 12-61-0) and DAP (diammonium phosphate, 18-46-0).

New Methods, currently under review

  • Urea (dried chicken manure)
  • Compost
  • Foliar Spray

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