This article is part of the Woodleaf Farm Organic Systems Description.
On peaches, all ingredients are mixed with 300 gallons of water and applied from first bloom through petal fall using an air blast sprayer with constant mechanical agitation.
|Rate (per acre)|
|Micronized sulfur||S fertilizer, disease management||8 lb||10 lb||6 lb|
|Maxi-crop (dry kelp)||Micronutrient fertilizer, adhesion of ingredients||1.5 lb to second and third sprays||1 lb||1.5 lb|
|Gypsum (22% calcium, 16% sulfur)||Ca and S fertilizer, mechanical coating||6 lb||10 lb||6 lb|
|Azomite rock dust (hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicate—11% alumina, more than 70 other minerals and trace elements)||Mechanical coating||5 lb||10 lb||5 lb|
|Ferrous sulfate||Fe fertilizer, pH adjustment (to reduce pH to 6.6–6.8)||5 lb||10 lb||5 lb|
|Sulfate of potash (50% potassium, 18% sulfur)||K and S fertilizer, mechanical coating||5 lb||6 lb||5 lb|
|Manganese sulfate (31% manganese)||Mn fertilizer (Woodleaf soils are low in Mn.)||5 lb||6 lb||5 lb|
|Solubor (boron)||B fertilizer (Woodleaf soils are low in B.)||1 lb||1.5–2 lb||1 lb|
|Nutramin rock dust (1% calcium, 2.5% iron, 2% sulfur, 30% SIO2)||Mechanical coating||2 lb||1.5 lb||2 lb|
|Activate (a humate)||Ingredient aggregator||1 lb||1 lb||1 lb|
|Therm X70, derived from yucca||Spreader sticker||4 oz||4 oz||4 oz|
¹One rain event occurred during bloom; three applications.
²Two rain events occurred during bloom; three applications with higher rates of sulfur. Some burning of peach foliage was observed, possibly due to higher Solubor rate.
³Weather was very dry; one application to three of five peach fields.
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