They are crops belonging to the Poaceae or Grasses family that are normally exploited in large areas and whose grains are characterized by their high carbohydrate content. Wheat, barley, or corn are an example.
For the production to be as expected, it is necessary to know very well the needs of each type of cereal, as well as the most suitable form and date to sow them. They have an annual vegetative cycle, so they are divided into winter cereals and summer cereals. Cereals, like other crops, need a land that provides them with the main macronutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium).
The proper amount of compost will depend on the conditions in which the soil is. Aspects to consider when choosing a fertilizer:
- Nitrogen needs will be conditioned by the species, variety, and quality of the harvest. In this way, throughout the crop cycle the needs are different and in the case of winter cereals they are more important in the godson and the encased. If you want more information about application protocols, please contact us.
- Soil analysis to calculate the optimal dose of fertilizer for a good evolution of the crop. This dose should allow the plant to be properly nourished so there should be no excesses or deficiencies of nutrients.
- The “law of the minimum”: The yield of the harvest is determined by the nutritive element that is found in the soil in less quantity in relation to the needs of the crop. An excess of one nutrient does not compensate for a lack of another. It is necessary to choose a product that includes nitric, that is, avoid ureic-ammoniacal or exclusively ureic products, which require transformation in the soil to be available to the plant.
At Alfredo Iñesta we recommend these products for fertilizing cereals.