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Post adding Zinc?
Hello,

I did a leaf analysis on one of my trees, a honey crisp, and it showed a need for Nitrogen, Mag, and Zinc. I addressed the Mag. with epson salts. The nitrogen is low and I know it and don't plan on adding much....

But, how do you add Zinc to your soil? need to add it to about 50 trees.

dan or
Trees are located in Umatilla, OR


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Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:59 am
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Post Re: adding Zinc?
Nitrogen can be added by supplying urea. Perhaps you can think of a convenient way to do this.

Zinc is a trace mineral. Some people assure trace minerals by making sure that their full soil food web is active. Mushrooms can also set up a wide ranging mycelium that gathers trace minerals from afar.
John S
PDX OR


Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:30 pm
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Post Re: adding Zinc?
Some of us are at a disadvantage there.


Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:38 pm
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True, but Paul Wheaton has a whole podcast and email about women peeing outdoors on permies. com.

Kind of amusing. In a way.
John S
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Post Re: adding Zinc?
I'm in the process of adding the zinc a soil test indicated I needed. I bought zinc sulfate, and am sprinkling it on the ground around the trees.


Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:03 am
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Post Re: adding Zinc?
You could try a zinc foliar spray.
Check out this link for addressing specific deficiencies in fruit trees:
http://www.tfrec.wsu.edu/horticulture/nutspray.html
Chris


Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:28 pm
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