Strawberry Research

How to Recognize Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium Deficiencies in Strawberries

Determining N, P, K deficiencies in strawberries through visual observations Identifying nutrient deficiencies in strawberries can be a tricky business. First off, disease symptoms are often similar to those of nutrient deficiencies and it can be hard to tell the two apart. Secondly, multiple deficiencies can occur on the same plant, which makes it difficult to determine which nutrient is the culprit. And as if that were not enough, damage from environmental stressors, frost and pesticides can also confuse the issue. Since nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P), and potassium (K) are considered to be the building blocks of plants, this...