Potassium’s Role in Growing Almonds | Protassium+®

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An Essential Nutrient

Potassium (K) is one of the three essential macronutrients along with nitrogen and phosphorous. Having adequate potassium is critically important for a successful almond crop, because its impact includes:

  • Improving the tree’s water use from roots to shoots through regulation of photosynthesis and transpiration
  • Promoting nutrient uptake, early growth, root growth, increased kernel/fruit size and overall plant health
  • Improving stomata function through cell turgor, reducing water loss and wilting
  • Helping decrease the degree of crop damage from disease and pest pressures

Trees severely deficient in potassium may develop necrotic tips and margins. Oftentimes a symptom know as "Viking's Prow" causes leaves to curl upwards.