[NAFEX] OOPS! (boron)

Zeugitai zeugitai at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 13:53:30 EDT 2007


How much and what form of boron do you apply?

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From: "Donna &/or Kieran" <holycow at cookeville.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 22:34:19 -0500
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] OOPS!
Bill,   Fortunately I sit and edit even a simple email to make it more
humorous and read better, ESPECIALLY for Doreen, the professional writer, so
the post I sent was less offensive than it might have been.  I feel like
I've hit reply automatically just once too often on this group, so maybe in
future I WILL stop and think.   Donna




---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Donna &/or Kieran" <holycow at cookeville.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 22:19:01 -0500
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Van Well Nursery
Rick,  If your soil soil doesn't drain all that well, get a CEC soil test,
like from A&L Labs and see what your Ca:Mg ratio is.  We are on a slope, but
the internal drainage in our clay is terrible.  We made the mistake the
first year of adding dolomite lime, high in Mg, which pulls soil particles
closer together.  Ca will spread the particles further apart.  Also the test
should include Boron.  You will probably be alright where you are, but in
the south on clay soil,, boron is the limiting factor for apples in
particular.  You may find your test shows some other trace mineral is low,
and that one factor might slow or reduce cropping.  In our case, it cost me
years of trees that simply would not grow.      Donna
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