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Though citrus crops are extremely sensitive to pests and disease, they're also very receptive to pest and disease management. A solid fertility plan that includes nutrient use efficiency products can give citrus crops the boost needed for healthy growth.

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  • AVAIL® Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer reduces the fixation of applied phosphorus, keeping more available for plant uptake and improving fertilizer ROI.

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  • Fungi-Phite® is a fast-acting phosphite fungicide proven to fight and prevent disease in more than 20 varieties of specialty crops.

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  • MicroSync® Granular Micronutrients are a unique blend of sulfates and sucrates that offer improved nutrient availability and performance.

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  • By slowing the oxidation of phosphorus, Nutri-Phite® enhances nutrient uptake to improve plant health and vigor, leading to increased yield potential.

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  • Primacy ALPHA® works inside the plant to stimulate the efficient assimilation and utilization of nutrients for a more consistent quality and yield in flowering and fruit size.

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  • Take Off® is a revolutionary nitrogen-management technology that accelerates nutrient acquisition and assimilation as well as nitrogen use efficiency.

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Key Considerations for Citrus Crops


Pests are a major issue for citrus crops. In addition to citrus greening, which is transferred by certain insects, these pests also feed on all areas of citrus plants, reducing yield. Diseases also have a negative impact on citrus crops, making pest management and fertilizer applications an important line of defense.


While citrus crops can be grown on a wide range of soils, ideal conditions include well-drained and well-structured soils with good aeration and low salinity. They’re very sensitive to moisture stress, especially at critical stages of the growth cycle. This is particularly true at stage 2, or cell enlargement, when water stress can impact fruit growth and size. Poor water management can damage tree roots and negatively impact yield.

Flowering intensity can be influenced by crop load and the amount of growth in the previous year. Additionally, temperature can influence timing of growth and flowering

Key Nutrients

  • Nitrogen, Potassium, Calcium— Essential for strong growth and fruit quality; required throughout the entire growth stage.
  • Phosphorus — Needed at the beginning and end of the season for long-term growth as well as to increase flowering and post-harvest quality.
  • Zinc, Manganese, Boron, Iron, Magnesium — Important beginning at fruit-set.

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