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Belonging to the Apiaceae (or Umbelliferae) family, carrots are easy to cultivate in terms of climate. They are suitable for light and deep soils. In their early stages of development, they are particularly sensitive crop due to competition from weeds, especially in organic farming.

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The minimum return planting time for an apiacea in a rotation is 3 years.

Favourable preceding crops are cereals, potatoes, cabbage, meadows of 1 to 2 years, catch crops or green manure.

Carrots do not particularly like high residual nitrogen content. Adverse preceding plants therefore are pure legumes (there is also a risk of transmitting nematodes), long-term meadows or beetroot.

Success factors

Fertilisation

Absorption and export table of the main nutrients (in Kg/hectare) for a yield of 40t /hectare.

Azote

A
200
E
135

P2O5

A
110
E
80

K2O

A
600
E
440

CaO

A
210
E
50

MgO

A
40
E
20

SO3

A
70
E
35

A : Assimilated    E : (Root) Exported

N SAMPLE DYNAMIC (kg/ha/day) OF CARROTS AS A SUMMER CROP (JULY-OCTOBER) ACCORDING TO RAYNAL, 1997-2004

Carrots are not a particularly demanding crop in terms of nutrients, particularly nitrogen. Their needs are concentrated mainly around potash.

Magnesium is an element to be monitored for its antagonistic effect on potash. Sulphur is also a key element.

For good crop development, secondary elements such as boron and manganese must also be watched.


Our solutions for organic farming

Period of application:
Before sowing

Objective: improving added organic matter and the soil for higher productivity

  • Improving your soil and organic inputs (better return on investment)
  • Improving the availability of elements for more growth and yield (calibre and conservation)
  • Responding to rapid requirements and reducing losses due to short cycles

In addition, our various media will also provide calcium and potassium, essential for the migration of sugar and protein to ensure the calibre and quality of the vegetable, etc…

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Period of application:
Before sowing

Objective: stimulating the growth of crops for better quality

  • Stimulating root growth
  • Increasing soil fertility by providing organic elements (NPK)
  • Improving nutrient absorption

In addition, our various media will provide, for example, potassium, essential for the migration of sugar and protein to optimise the calibre and quality of the vegetable, etc.

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Period of application:
On sowing

Objective: strong start-up, root growth and stress resistance

  • Good implantation to close the row rapidly: competition from weeds
  • Stimulating root development for more exploration and yield
  • Improving stress tolerance for improved yield (quality)

In addition, our various media will also provide boron and potassium, essential for the migration of sugars and proteins to ensure the calibre and quality of the vegetable, etc.

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