[NAFEX] Frost resistance

loneroc loneroc at mwt.net
Wed Apr 13 07:17:32 EDT 2005


I believe that the product you are referring to is Agro-K's KDL spray, a
foliar nutrient spray consisting of potassium carbonate (K2 0=24%) and
seaweed extract.  You can get more info at www.agro-k.com  Agro-K claims 5F
additional frost tolerance for a 24 hour period after a spray.  Although
Agro-K is a MN based company, I bought two gallons this spring for about $15
each from Berry Hill Irrigation.  They're out of Virginia, I seem to recall.
I received an internet order within three days of placement.

KDL is also supposed to decrease the rate of brown rot in stone fruits.

Steve Herje, Lone Rock, WI---where a late frost last year wiped out nearly
everything except Honeycrisp and Sweet 16 (Keep those two in mind if you're
subject to late frosts.)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Del Stubbs" <northernlights2n at yahoo.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 11:40 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Frost resistance

> Could someone jog my memory of a substance that has been discussed on this
forum a couple
> times  - I think it was some form of seaweed extract? sprayed on blossoms
it was to
> impart a few degrees of frost tolerance. We are having an exceptionally
warm April for
> the Upper Midwest and it is quite possible now to have trees bloom - then
see hard
> frosts. I'd like to look into this material if I could just get a name to
go on. thanks, Del
> Del Stubbs  http://www.pinewoodforge.com   zone 3   N. MN
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