Foliar Fertilization

Foliar fertilization is an agronomic technique that only in the last years found a widespread application by farmers. Ease use, a quick fertilization and good results make this technique more and more applied by farmers.

A correct foliar fertilization must have the following aims:

-  To apply high quality products;

-  To provide elements as and when the plants really need them;

-  To carry out treatments at the right stages and at the right hours of the day.

The more appropriate hours of the day to carry out foliar fertilization are: early in the morning and late in the evening when humidity in the air is higher. Early in the morning and late in the evening in fact stomata of leaves are opener and the distributed water slowly dries up allowing a better absorption of the product.

The quantity of water suggested per hectar for every application, according to treated crop is the following one:

Fruiting plants, actinidia and vine

10 - 15 hl/hectar


15 - 20 hl/hectar

Horticultural, strawberry, melon and water melon      

6 - 9 hl/hectar


6 - 7 hl/hectar

Nursery and lawns

8 - 10 hl/hectar

Industrial, arboreal and cereal crops

5 - 6 hl/hectar

In this way it will be easier to calculate the correct dosage for each fertilizer per hectar: dose per hl of water multiplied by recommended hectolitres.