[NAFEX] NAFEX] Rosseyanka
lreich at hvc.rr.com
Thu Dec 1 13:35:43 EST 2005
I don't understand: the sulfur would lower the pH, not raise it.
Lee Reich, PhD
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On Dec 1, 2005, at 11:28 AM, kieran or donna wrote:
> Jerry said:
> "Yes, I believe Rosseyanka
> is less susceptible to KSD, especially seeing it is so winter
> hardy. David
> heavily fertilized his was and I suspect went into the winter too
> damaged, ...shepherd hooked, but not killed"
> I grafted Rosseyanka on native persimmon, it didn't wait till
> winter but
> went straight into the shepherd's crook shape. I chopped the tree
> to the
> ground and burned it. I kinda suspect now that manganese toxicity as
> someone mentioned once might be behind it, as the tree was on very
> clay. Could the native trees think nothing of high Mn levels,
> while it
> kills the kakis? I don't have kakis to compare, as I don't like
> them very
> much. The tree I grafted back in east TN did fine, but the soil
> nearly as acidic there. The weird thing is that where we have
> limed, (ran
> the garden up to about 6.4 though I'm sure it's dropping) the corn
> shows Mn
> deficiency each and every year. The only way I have found to deal
> with it
> is to throw some sulfur around. High pH, high organic matter, and
> rainfall are a recipe for low Mn uptake. All I can control is the
> pH. This
> year we didn't have to worry about the high rainfall, (got 1" per
> mo in Sept
> and Oct, hot months too, with intense sunlight beating down daily)
> and the
> corn was still yellow striped till it got some sulfur. Donna
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