Fertilizing Miscanthus / Elephant Grass
Since, starting in mid-September, the large part of the nutrients consumed and the assimilants formed re-locates to rhizomes, only minor amounts of any fertilizers will settle out. The leaves fallen stay in the field as a mulch layer. Due to no seed/fruit formation, the need for nutrients is significantly lower than in comparable arable crops.
- Potassium: Removing ashes from the surface is possible and recommended after the first several years
- Manure: Generally, manure distribtion would be advised against; however, if you still would like to, then in only small amounts.
- Nitrogen-(N)-Based Fertilizers: This fertilizer provides its effect upon harvest in even insignificant amounts. Only 60 kg of N/ha can exhaust the earning potential (mineral fertilizer), the maximum shall not exceed 100 kg N/ha/a.
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