“Over the past 10 years, more and more people have taken up the organic fertilizer. It makes good sense because it makes it possible to create an even and more natural uptake of the nutrients in the Christmas trees,” says Kurt Karlsen.
When combining organic fertilizer with mineral fertilizer, there are several different choices. Øgro, which is based on meat and bone meal, is one of those that with its 4mm pellets is easy to spread with existing material. Øgro has in recent years been used and tested in many different crops, including Christmas trees.
The effect as a basic fertilizer in the spring seems to give a good effect, which can help keep the trees healthy and green. Kurt Karlsen says “I have used Øgro for 3 years and use in sales trees 50 kg N per. ha Øgro 10-3-1 together with 30 kg N per. have mineral fertilizer with kieselguhr. In this way, I ensure both a good availability of nutrients throughout the growth period and a satisfactory magnesium level. It gives healthy green Christmas trees and very few cases of bare shoulders and red needles ”.
Øgro is more expensive than mineral fertilizer, but offers some benefits that are worth the investment.
Øgro is a Danish and 100% organic fertilizer that is easy to dose and combine with other types of fertilizer. The leaching of organic fertilizer is low, which is especially an advantage on sandy soils.
The organic origin also ensures that burns are avoided. Øgro is also approved as an appendix 1 product for use in organic farming.