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pecan spray alternative

Posted by insteng none (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 3, 13 at 10:35

I have a couple of old pecan trees at my place that are too tall to spray with the zinc spray. I got on top of my roof with a sprayer attached to my tractor that will spray about 50'. Even with that much spray I couldn't reach the top of the trees. I got the lower half well soaked though. Is there another way to get the zinc applied? I've read pecans do not absorp it very well from the roots.


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RE: pecan spray alternative

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 3, 13 at 20:33

Soil applied zinc sulfate works if soil pH is less than 6.

Here is a link that might be useful: pecan fertilization


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RE: pecan spray alternative

Thanks for the link. I will test the soil for the pH. I have a bag of Zinc Sulfate that is what I sprayed the trees with. I dissolved it in the water and sprayed it on as much as I could. The trees didn't produce last year when I bought the place but I think it was because of the drought mainly. This year it looks like they are loaded. I have applied a heavy dose of 34-0-0 fertilizer to them as well. They have probably never been sprayed.


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