The foliar fertilizing technologies of peach, apricot and plum

The most frequent secondary nutrient and micro element deficiency symptoms in stone fruit cultivation, which can be easily prevented and healed with the use of FitoHorm product line:

MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY

Peach is the most demanding regarding the quantity of magnesium. It reacts with crop decrease to magnesium deficiency. In case of magnesium deficiency the leaves of the plants turn yellow in two stripes between the main veins, then die and fall down. Recommended product for prevention and healing: FitoHorm 24 Mg or FitoHorm Turbo Magnesium.

MANGANESE DEFICIENCY

The role of manganese: a nutrient that influences crop yield. Its deficiency occurs primarily in alkaline soils and often couples with potassium deficiency. Recommended product for prevention and healing: FitoHorm 54 Mn

IRON DEFICIENCY

Iron deficiency negatively affects growth, winter resistance, and water management. The leaves first turn yellow on the shoot tops, later fall, then the shoots die. Recommended product for prevention and healing: FitoHorm 55 Fe.

 

ATTENTION, NOT A DEFICIENCY!

Peach is sensitive to chlorine surplus, but the scorching symptom of leaf edge can occur on other stone fruits in case of overdose. Foliage may fall down, blooming and fruit binding are much weaker than normal. Therefore the quantity and quality of the applied fertilizers need to be taken into consideration!

 

BORON DEFICIENCY

In case of boron deficiency the cracking of fruit (plum), bad colouring and binding can be observed; the young leaves are small, become yellow and the shoot top dies. Necrosis and brown stains evolve in the fruit pulp, the crop is raisined and ripens unevenly. Recommended product for prevention and healing: Polyboron 140.

ZINC DEFICIENCY

FitoHorm Turbo Cink. The general symptoms of zinc deficiency are small leaves and rosette leaf position due to short internodes. The small leaves are entirely yellow, rigid, crooked and damaged. Its deficiency has a negative effect on blooming and crop binding. Brown stains develop in the fruit pulp. Recommended product for prevention and healing: FitoHorm Turbo Zinc.

COPPER DEFICIENCY

The indicator plants of copper deficiency after apple are peach, apricot and plum. Deficiency symptoms: halting of leaf growth, deformation of leaves. The first symptoms appear with the twirling and falling of the leaves, later shoot top drying and „witches’ broom phenomenon” can develop, the shoots become bare. Recommended product for prevention and healing: FitoHorm 63 Cu

Suggestion:
The diversity of FitoHorm product line makes it possible to develop the foliar fertilizing technology especially for a given farm in order to take into consideration every factor of the local circumstances. In order to develop your own technology, please ask for help from your sales representative!

OUR GENERAL TECHNOLOGICAL RECOMMENDATION

I. PHASE: AT  THE BEGINNING OF BLOOMING / DURING BLOOMING

Recommended foliar fertilizer:

  • POLYBÓR 140 Recommended dosage: 3 litre/ha/occasion (binding / frost resistance)

II. PHASE: FROM THE APPEARANCE OF THE FOLIAGE

1-2 times

Recommended foliar fertilizer:

  • FITOHORM TURBO MAKRO (Recommended dosage: 3 litre/ha)
    + MIKROMAX (Recommended dosage: 2 litre/ha)

III. PHASE: DURING INTENSIVE SHOOT GROWTH

In every 10-14 days

Recommended foliar fertilizer:

  • FITOHORM TURBO KALCIUM (Recommended dosage: 4 litre / ha)
    + MIKROMAX (Recommended dosage: 1 litre/ha)

IV. PHASE: FROM THE COLOURING OF THE CROP

In every 7 – 10 days

Recommended foliar fertilizer:

  • FITOHORM TURBO FOSZFOR (STARTER) (Recommended dosage: 1-1,5 litre/ha)
    + FITOHORM KOMPLEX PLUSZ AGRO Recommended dosage: 3 kg/ha)

In case of apricot and peach the IV. treatment is especially recommended, since with this we can significantly increase frost resistance on „tough” days.

V. PHASE: AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER AS A CLOSING TREATMENT

Recommended foliar fertilizer:

  • FITOHORM TURBO KÁLIUM (Recommended dosage: 3 litre/ha)
    + POLYBÓR 140 (Recommended dosage: : 2 litre/ha)