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Potassium in Sugarcane



  Deficiency of Potassium

  • Potassium starvation of sugarcane plants becomes evident in the early age of the plant (the second-third months of vegetation).
  • The stems get thinner.
  • The leaf margins become yellow and then completely white.
  • Red spots appear in the center of the leaf blade.
  • Potassium deficit is most frequently observed on light-textured sandy loams and on strongly carboniferous soils.


Note: The maximum amount of potassium is absorbed in the first six months of vegetation and before harvesting.

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