California Fertilization Guidelines

UC Davis
A collaboration between CDFA, FREP and UC Davis
 
N-P-K

Cauliflower

The fertilization guidelines on this site have been redesigned to be compliant with AB434. The guidelines in the traditional design with the latest updates can be found on the UC Davis Nutrient Management website .

References

Nitrogen

  1. Agamalian, H.S., 1988. Weed control in crucifer crops with nitrogen fertilizers. California Agriculture 42(6), 16-17.
  2. Cahn, M., Hartz, T., 2012. Irrigation and nitrogen management web-based software for lettuce production. FREP Conference Proceedings 2012, 18-22.
  3. Doerge, T.A., Roth, R.L., Gardner, B.R., 1991. Nitrogen fertilizer management in Arizona. College of Agriculture, the University of Arizona.
  4. Everaarts, A.P., de Moel, C.P., 1995. The effect of nitrogen and the method of application on the yield of cauliflower. Netherlands Journal of Agricultural Science 43, 409-418.
  5. Gardner, B.R., Roth, R.L., 1990. Midrib nitrate concentration as a means for determining nitrogen needs of cauliflower. Journal of Plant Nutrition 13, 1443-1451.
  6. Hartz, T., 1996. Nitrogen management through intensive on-farm monitoring. FREP Final Report.
  7. Hartz, T., 1998. Evaluation of pre-sidedress soil nitrate testing to determine N requirements of cool season vegetables. FREP Final Report.
  8. Hartz, T.K., 2006. Vegetable production best management practices to minimize nutrient loss. HortTechnology 16, 398-403.
  9. Hartz, T.K., 2007. Efficient nitrogen management for cool-season vegetables.
  10. Hartz, T., Smith, R., 2012. In-season soil nitrate testing explained. UCCE Monterey County Crop Notes July/August 2012, 6-7.
  11. Hartz, T.K., Smith, R.F., Schulbach, K.F., LeStrange, M., 1994. On-farm nitrogen tests improve fertilizer efficiency, protect groundwater. California Agriculture 48(4), 29-32.
  12. Hartz, T.K., Bendixen, W.E., Wierdsma, L., 2000. The value of presidedress soil nitrate testing as a nitrogen management tool in irrigated vegetable production. HortScience 35, 651–656.
  13. Hemphill, D., 2010. Oregon vegetables – Cauliflower.
  14. Hemphill, D., Hart, J., 1992. Effect of rate, timing of application, and placement of nitrogen fertilizer on broccoli yield and nitrogen uptake.
  15. Hochmuth, G., Maynard, D., Vavrina, C., Hanlon, E., Simonne, E., 2012. Plant tissue analysis and interpretation for vegetable crops in Florida.
  16. Kage, H., Alt, C., Stuetzel, H., 2003. Aspects of nitrogen use efficiency of cauliflower II. Productivity and nitrogen partitioning as influenced by N supply. Journal of Agricultural Science 141, 17-29.
  17. Koike, S.T., Cahn, M., Cantwell, M., Fennimore, S., Le Strange, M., Natwick, E., Smith, R.F., Takele, E., 2009. Cauliflower production in California. UC ANR Publication 7211.
  18. Pimpini, F., Venter, F., Wünsch, A. 1973. The influence of different nitrogen forms and increasing nitrogen doses on the content of total nitrogen and of nitrate in cauliflower plants. Acta Horticulturae 29, 307-318.
  19. Rather, K. Schenk, M.K., Everaarts, A.P., Vethman, S., 1999. Response of yield and quality of cauliflower varieties (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) to nitrogen supply. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology 74, 658-664.
  20. Rather, K. Schenk, M.K., Everaarts, A.P., Vethman, S., 2000. Rooting pattern and nitrogen uptake of three cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) F1-hybrids. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 163, 467-474.
  21. Rincón Sánchez, L., Pellicer Botía, C., Sáez Sironi, J., Abadía Sánchez, A., Pérez Crespo, A., Marín Nartínez, C., 2001. Crecimiento vegetativo y absorción de nutrientes de la coliflor. Investigación Agraria: Producción y Protección Vegetales 16, 119-131.
  22. Sanchez, C.A., 1998. Diagnostic tools for efficient N management of vegetables produced in the low desert. FREP Final Report.
  23. Sanchez, C.A., Roth, R.L., Gardner, B.R., Ayer, H., 1996.Economic responses of broccoli and cauliflower to water and nitrogen in the desert. HortScience 31, 201–205.
  24. Smith, R., 2010. Fine tuning nitrogen management for vegetable production. UCCE Monterey County Crop Notes March/April 2010, 12-14.
  25. Smith, R., Cahn, M., Hartz, T.K., 2013. Survey of nitrogen uptake and applied irrigation water in broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage production in the Salinas Valley. Proceedings of the 21st Annual DCFA-FREP Conference.
  26. Thompson, T.L., Doerge, T.A., Godin, R.E., 2000. Nitrogen and water interactions in subsurface drip-irrigated cauliflower: I. Plant response. Soil Science Society of America Journal 64, 406-411.
  27. Thompson, T.L., Doerge, T.A., Godin, R.E., 2000. Nitrogen and water interactions in subsurface drip-irrigated cauliflower: I. Agronomic, economic, and environmental outcomes. Soil Science Society of America Journal 64, 412-418.
  28. UC IPM, 2012. UC IPM Online. Year-round IPM program for cole crops. UC ANR Publications.
  29. Van Den Boogaard, R., Thorup-Kristensen, K., 1997. Effects of nitrogen fertilization on growth and soil nitrogen depletion in cauliflower, Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B — Soil & Plant Science 47, 149-155.
  30. Wallace, T., 1943. The diagnosis of mineral deficiencies in plants by visual symptoms. His Majesty’s Stationery Office, London.
  31. Weir, R.G., Cresswell, G.C., 1993. Plant nutrient disorders 3. Vegetable crops. Inkata Press, Melbourne, Sidney.
  32. Welch, N.C., Tyler, K.B., Ririe, D., Broadbent, F.E., 1985. Nitrogen uptake by cauliflower. California Agriculture 39(5), 12-13.

Phosphorus

  1. California Plant Health Association, 2002. Western Fertilizer Handbook 9th edition. Interstate Publishers, Inc.
  2. Cutcliffe, J.A., Munro, D.C., 1976. Effects of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium on yield and maturity of cauliflower. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 56, 127-131.
  3. Hartz, T.K., 2006. Vegetable production best management practices to minimize nutrient loss. HortTechnology 16, 398-403.
  4. Hartz, T.K., 2007. Efficient nitrogen management for cool-season vegetables.
  5. Hemphill, D., 2010. Oregon vegetables – Cauliflower.
  6. Hochmuth, G., Maynard, D., Vavrina, C., Hanlon, E., Simonne, E., 2012. Plant tissue analysis and interpretation for vegetable crops in Florida.
  7. Koike, S.T., Cahn, M., Cantwell, M., Fennimore, S., Le Strange, M., Natwick, E., Smith, R.F., Takele, E., 2009. Cauliflower production in California. UC ANR Publication 7211.
  8. McPharlin, I.R., Robertson, W.J., Jeffrey, R.C., Weissberg, R., 1995. Response of cauliflower to phosphate fertilizer placement and soil test phosphorus calibration on a Karrakatta Sand. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 26, 607-620.
  9. Pettygrove, S., Hartz, T., Hanson, B., Jackson, L., Smith, R., Lockhart, T., Grattan, S., 2003. Nutrient management in cool-season vegetables. University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Publication 8098.
  10. Rather, K. Schenk, M.K., Everaarts, A.P., Vethman, S., 2000. Rooting pattern and nitrogen uptake of three cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) F1-hybrids. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 163, 467-474.
  11. Rincón Sánchez, L., Pellicer Botía, C., Sáez Sironi, J., Abadía Sánchez, A., Pérez Crespo, A., Marín Nartínez, C., 2001. Crecimiento vegetativo y absorción de nutrientes de la coliflor. Investigación Agraria: Producción y Protección Vegetales 16, 119-131.
  12. Smith, R., Pettygrove, S., 2011. Potassium fertility of Salinas Valley soils. Salinas Valley Agriculture.
  13. Smith, R., Cahn, M., Hartz, T.K., 2013. Survey of nitrogen uptake and applied irrigation water in broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage production in the Salinas Valley. Proceedings of the 21st Annual DCFA-FREP Conference.
  14. Wallace, T., 1943. The diagnosis of mineral deficiencies in plants by visual symptoms. His Majesty’s Stationery Office, London.
  15. Weir, R.G., Cresswell, G.C., 1993. Plant nutrient disorders 3. Vegetable crops. Inkata Press, Melbourne, Sidney.

Potassium

  1. California Plant Health Association, 2002. Western Fertilizer Handbook 9th edition. Interstate Publishers, Inc.
  2. Cutcliffe, J.A., Munro, D.C., 1976. Effects of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium on yield and maturity of cauliflower. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 56, 127-131.
  3. Hartz, T.K., 2006. Vegetable production best management practices to minimize nutrient loss. HortTechnology 16, 398-403.
  4. Hartz, T.K., 2007. Efficient nitrogen management for cool-season vegetables.
  5. Hemphill, D., 2010. Oregon vegetables – Cauliflower.
  6. Hochmuth, G., Maynard, D., Vavrina, C., Hanlon, E., Simonne, E., 2012. Plant tissue analysis and interpretation for vegetable crops in Florida.
  7. International Plant Nutrition Institute. Nutrient source specifics.
  8. Koike, S.T., Cahn, M., Cantwell, M., Fennimore, S., Le Strange, M., Natwick, E., Smith, R.F., Takele, E., 2009. Cauliflower production in California. UC ANR Publication 7211.
  9. Rather, K. Schenk, M.K., Everaarts, A.P., Vethman, S., 2000. Rooting pattern and nitrogen uptake of three cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) F1-hybrids. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 163, 467-474.
  10. Reisenauer, H.M., Quick, J., Voss, R.E., 1976. Soil test interpretative guides. In: Reisenauer, H.M. (Ed.) Soil and Plant-Tissue Testing in California. University of California Cooperative Extension Bulletin 1879. pp. 38-40.
  11. Rincón Sánchez, L., Pellicer Botía, C., Sáez Sironi, J., Abadía Sánchez, A., Pérez Crespo, A., Marín Nartínez, C., 2001. Crecimiento vegetativo y absorción de nutrientes de la coliflor. Investigación Agraria: Producción y Protección Vegetales 16, 119-131.
  12. Smith, R., Pettygrove, S., 2011. Potassium fertility of Salinas Valley soils. Salinas Valley Agriculture.
  13. Smith, R., Cahn, M., Hartz, T.K., 2013. Survey of nitrogen uptake and applied irrigation water in broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage production in the Salinas Valley. Proceedings of the 21st Annual DCFA-FREP Conference.
  14. Wallace, T., 1943. The diagnosis of mineral deficiencies in plants by visual symptoms. His Majesty’s Stationery Office, London.
  15. Weir, R.G., Cresswell, G.C., 1993. Plant nutrient disorders 3. Vegetable crops. Inkata Press, Melbourne, Sidney.