Brassicas are susceptible to a variety of issues which can affect their quality and their marketable yield but good nutrition can prevent many of these issues occurring. Boron and calcium are particularly important as well as nitrogen. Our programme of smart liquid fertilisers for brassicas will help your crops get the best mix of nutrients at each stage of the growth cycle, helping you to grow better quality yields.
Calcium, boron and nitrogen are the key to brassica nutrition
Calcium strengthens the plants cell structure by strengthening cell walls. Not only does this help the plant to resist disease, calcium also helps to protect plants from environmental stress and droughts. Boron has several functions; it reduces disorders such as tip burn and hollow heart and it also has a synergistic effect which boosts the benefits of calcium.
Brassicas also need nitrogen to maintain yield, especially when the green appearance of the crop is important. Nitrate nitrogen is one of the most readily available forms of nitrogen and the effects of applying it to your crop can be seen within a few days thanks to its very fast uptake.
With the proper application of these nutrients, you can help you crops grow stronger and healthier, delivering better yields. We recommend applying NHCaDelta or NHKDelta and 1-4-All at the time of planting, when shoots form, when stems elongate, when harvestable parts begin to develop and when the crop is ready for harvest. Calflux should also be applied at each stage after the formation of the first shoots to help get the best results for your crops.