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Millet

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Citrus Fruit Drop
« on: March 28, 2021, 05:31:52 PM »
According to research by Professor Vashisth of the University of Florida, insufficient water status limits fruit growth during the initial early stage of the young fruits development, immediately after flowering. This will cause fruit drop when the fruit matures. To minimize fruit drop, growers should focus on their irrigation and nutrient management practices. In particular, to prevent water stress beginning in APRIL (important). Water stress reduces the number of fruits and the eventual size of the fruit and increases the likelihood of premature fruit drop.
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Re: Citrus Fruit Drop
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2021, 10:45:40 PM »
Very interesting, I am amazed that water stress 8-12 moths before the harvest date contributes to fruit drop just prior to harvest. This has been a big problem for some of our local citrus growers.

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Re: Citrus Fruit Drop
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2021, 04:07:13 PM »
Millet, thanks for this reminder. I went out and watered my citrus trees. All my trees have hundreds of flowers now so I will need to stay on a regular watering schedule.

Is it ok to fertilize my trees when the flowers just started or should I wait a little ?

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Re: Citrus Fruit Drop
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2021, 05:59:04 PM »
Potassium nitrate spray after flower drop helps also for a better production.

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Re: Citrus Fruit Drop
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2021, 11:42:56 AM »
SC400, you can fertilize at this time. 

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Re: Citrus Fruit Drop
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2021, 01:43:03 AM »
ok, thanks.