Nitrogen for Bearing Cranberries in North America

John M. Hart and Mineral Nutrition Working Group
EM 8741 | Published June 2000, Reviewed 2020


Addresses amounts, timing, and sources of nitrogen (N) fertilization for producing cranberry beds in selected North American growing areas. Fertilizer practices for new and young beds are not discussed. Topics include how to time N fertilization applications; calculate N fertilizer needs; set and adjust target N fertilization rates; and evaluate plant characteristics, such as leaf color and growth, to assess N status. Provides background material on the pathways of N in soil and the physiology of N use in cranberry plants. Lists sources of additional information.

About the authors

John M. Hart
Mineral Nutrition Working Group

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