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What is the most effective foliar fertilizer citrus spray?
« on: July 07, 2019, 09:06:20 PM »
For Florida citrus - what brand/type citrus foliar fertilizer spray gives you the best results?

Thanks!
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Re: What is the most effective foliar citrus spray?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2019, 10:01:38 AM »
A spray for fertilization, or a spray for insect control?

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Re: What is the most effective foliar citrus spray?
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2019, 01:05:20 PM »
A spray for fertilization, or a spray for insect control?

Thanks for your clarifying question. I am looking for a good foliar fertilizer spray.

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Re: What is the most effective foliar fertilizer citrus spray?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2019, 03:06:52 PM »
Depends if your spaying for micro nutrients or general nutrition.  All commercial growers use low biuret Urea, which they apply 3 times a year.  2-months prior to bloom, after early drop, and again in July.  The first application increases the bloom, second increases the amount of fruit held by the tree, and the third spray increases the size of the fruit.  There are various micro nutrient sprays available.  I use one called STEM, but I'm not 100% sure it is on the market, 

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Re: What is the most effective foliar fertilizer citrus spray?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2019, 05:13:24 PM »
Thank you for the info!
I am actually looking for a general health boost in combat with greening. I can use foliar fertilizing along with root fertilizing.

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Re: What is the most effective foliar fertilizer citrus spray?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2019, 05:23:19 PM »
You want one that has iron in it ,to make the leaves greener.

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Re: What is the most effective foliar fertilizer citrus spray?
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2019, 08:54:19 PM »
In the rare occasion I foliar feed I use jacks hpf 25-5-15 which has micronutrients.  I canít tell how effective it is

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Re: What is the most effective foliar fertilizer citrus spray?
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2019, 10:31:53 PM »
The bad thing is your tree is growing in Florida, which is the worst possible location possible for a citrus tree.  Healthy citrus trees die just as dead and citrus trees that are not in prime condition.  If an infested psyllid feeds on your tree it will die.  The tree's only hope is that a cure can be found.  They have been desperately searching for a cure for over 10 years and as yet have not found it. I give your tree a zero percent chance for a long life unless you surround it within a tight screened habitat to keep psyllids from ever reaching it.  If your tree has be growing outside it could very will have already been infected.

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Re: What is the most effective foliar fertilizer citrus spray?
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2019, 10:40:13 PM »
You might find this helpful or interesting: https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/403/2015/03/foliar-feeding.pdf

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Re: What is the most effective foliar fertilizer citrus spray?
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2019, 10:49:01 PM »
The bad thing is your tree is growing in Florida, which is the worst possible location possible for a citrus tree.  Healthy citrus trees die just as dead and citrus trees that are not in prime condition.  If an infested psyllid feeds on your tree it will die.  The tree's only hope is that a cure can be found.  They have been desperately searching for a cure for over 10 years and as yet have not found it. I give your tree a zero percent chance for a long life unless you surround it within a tight screened habitat to keep psyllids from ever reaching it.  If your tree has be growing outside it could very will have already been infected.

I have a 25 years old Citrus reshni on my property still fruiting every year and so is 20 years old Calamondin. I am willing to give ia chance to other varieties, which are 2 years in the ground and many of which have started to fruit already.

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Re: What is the most effective foliar fertilizer citrus spray?
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2019, 10:55:41 PM »
Jungle Yare I wish the very best of luck to you and your tree.

 

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