Fertilization of Field-Grown and Landscape Palms in Florida
Cabbage palms and birds on Lake Okeechobee. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones.
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Palm Nutrition and Fertilization


How to Cite

Broschat, Timothy K. 2016. “Fertilization of Field-Grown and Landscape Palms in Florida: ENH1009/EP261, Rev. 11/2016”. EDIS 2016 (9). Gainesville, FL:5. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-ep261-2016.


Palms growing in Florida landscape or field nurseries are subject to a number of potentially serious nutrient deficiencies. This revised 5-page document discusses the prevention and treatment of these deficiencies. Written by Timothy K. Broschat and published by the Environmental Horticulture Department, November 2016.

ENH1009/EP261: Fertilization of Field-Grown and Landscape Palms in Florida (ufl.edu)

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Broschat, T.K. 1991. "Effects of manganese source on manganese uptake by pygmy date palms." HortScience 26:1389-1391. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI.26.11.1389

Broschat, T.K. 1991. "Manganese binding by municipal waste composts used as potting media." J. Environ. Hort. 9:97-100. https://doi.org/10.24266/0738-2898-9.2.97

Broschat, T.K. 1994. "Removing potassium-deficient leaves accelerates rate of decline in Phoenix roebelenii O'Brien." HortScience 29:823. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI.29.7.823

Broschat, T.K. 1996. "Release rates of soluble and controlled-release potassium fertilizers." HortTechnology 6:128-131. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH.6.2.128

Broschat, T.K. 1997. "Release rates of controlled-release and soluble magnesium fertilizers." HortTechnology 7:58-60. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH.7.1.58

Broschat, T.K. 2008. "Release rates of soluble and controlled release boron fertilizers." HortTechnology 18:471-474. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH.18.3.471

Broschat, T.K. 2015a. "Fertilization of landscape palms to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus inputs to the environment." HortScience 50:469-473. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI.50.3.469

Broschat, T.K. 2015b. "Nitrogen and potassium requirements for field-grown areca and Mexican fan palms." HortScience 50:1567-1571. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI.50.10.1567

Broschat, T.K. and J. J. Doccola. 2010. "Effects of soil-applied and trunk and petiole-injected manganese on manganese content of coconut palm (Cocos nucifera)." Arbor. and Urban Forestry 36:272-274.

Broschat, T.K. and M.L. Elliott. 2005. "Effects of iron source on iron chlorosis and Exserohilum leaf spot severity in Wodyetia bifurcata." HortScience 40:218-220. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI.40.1.218

Broschat, T.K. and E.F. Gilman. 2013. "Effects of fertilization and pruning on canopy leaf number and potassium deficiency symptom severity in Sabal palmetto." Palms 53:84-88. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-st575-2013

Broschat, T.K. and K.A. Moore. 2006. "Release rates of ammonium-N, nitrate-N, P, K, Mg, Fe, and Mn from seven controlled release fertilizers." Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 38:843-850. https://doi.org/10.1080/00103620701260946

Broschat, T.K., D.R. Sandrock, M.L. Elliott, and E.F. Gilman. 2008. "Effects of fertilizer type on quality and nutrient content of established landscape plants in Florida." HortTechnology 18:278-285. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH.18.2.278

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