[NAFEX] Foliar Spraying
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Tue Dec 14 19:29:03 EST 2004
Foliar spraying is used by pecan growers for zinc, a trace element. Only
minor results with Major elements. Works best with trace elements but is
effective with Magnesium sulfate on muscadines.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Fruth" <jfruth at uslink.net>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 9:07 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Foliar Spraying
> I've been reading about foliar spraying regimens that (alledgedly)
> increase fruit harvests and fruit/berry size. The idea sounded reasonable
> so I decided to try it. I tried it for three years on black raspberries,
> several varieties each of summer raspberries and 'everbearing' raspberries
> and several types of blackberries all with ZERO results. The crop from
> sprayed groups have been, consistantly, identical to the (unsprayed)
> groups. AND, I've used regimens from several professionals/fertilizer
> companies all with the same zero results.
> At this point, I have to ask, "Is foliar spraying just another case of
> "snake oil?" Have any NAFEZers tried it? What results have any of you
> Jim Fruth
> Pequot Lakes, MN
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