The Needs of Your Lentil Crop
Lentils are legumes that can get at least a portion of the nitrogen they need from the atmosphere. This means that nitrogen fertilizers aren’t really needed for your crop. A phosphate fertilizer can be beneficial to your lentils, providing the nutrients needed to grow. If using fertilizer on your lentils, it is important to be careful not to let anything other than phosphorus touch the seed, as germinating lentils are sensitive to salts in other kinds of fertilizers.
When to Use Lentil Fertilizer
If you need to add heavy amounts of phosphorus or potassium lentil fertilizer, the best time to apply is before or during seedbed preparation. This should only be done if there are heavy deficiencies to correct in the soil where you plan to plant your crop. Note that Sulphur, while needed for the lentils to properly absorb nitrogen, can become detrimental to the crop if applied excessively to the crop.
Lentils grow best in a smooth seedbed, although they can grow in all types of soil. The condition of the seedbed shouldn’t be too wet, and it needs to allow the lentils to be planted uniformly. Since lentils are grown in several different parts of the world, the climate for growing lentils varies, each region having its own time requirements and seasonal choices to make. However, you decide to plant your crop, our fertilizers will be there to help and produce the best crop yield for you.