ironite

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  1. Nebraskaz71

    Nebraskaz71 Active Member

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    Ive got a 6ft tall 3yr old sawtooth that has chlorosis bad and a 12ft kieffer pear that is really really yellow as well both are starting to get brown spots and lose leaves. Last ditch effort I bought some ironite today to try, any suggestions on the amount to use? everything online shows huge variations in amounts
     
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    cutman Administrator Staff Member

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    Send leaf sample to local plant lab (same place you send soil samples). I did that with peach trees that looked similar to what you described...had to add ironite and lots of nitrogen. They perked right up.
     
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    Ironite does not burn, so apply it generously. As trees mature, the roots find what then need, but until then broadcast Ironite over the entire root zone. I use about a pound per tree, and if that isn't enough, add more.
     
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    I dont have any experience with the Ironite, but I do use a water soluble iron in my drip irrigation and it can be sprayed as a foliar application as well. It works well for me. You can get the iron by itself through "Jacks Fertilizer" company.
     
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    I did not apply near enough then, i gave the 6-7fters like 1/4 of a solo cup around the roots and the big pear maybe 2/3 cup. We went from super hot and dry to 13" of rain the last two weeks as well so that'll either help or make it worse ha
     
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    Last year I applied a 20% granular Iron to several of my oaks in l gal pots that were chlorotic. I never saw a change from them last year but when they leafed out this year they are not chlorotic and have better color than the untreated trees, even after they were upgraded to a larger pot. So don't expect a quick result unless you do a foliar spray of use the old school ferrous sulfate.
     
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    You should check the ph of the soil, the iron may be tied up and unavailable. Or apply Humic Acid to help make the iron available.
     
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    I tend to have alkaline ground for sure, ill look into humic acid, never heard of it.
     
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    I hear you brother. Sulfur worked in a little over time will drop soil pH as well as you can acidify your water when watering with regular battery acid (sulfuric acid). Its a hassle just depends on how much you want to grow something!
     
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    Between the moles, japanese beetles, akaline soil ect i'm gettin closer and closer to the point of if it grows it grows if it dont eh lol
     
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    Also called Humate, but humic and fulvic acids are great for helping release tied up nutrients but if it's a ph problem that should be dealt with after a soil test.
     

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