When should I fertilize?

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The timing of fertility input is critical. The earlier the better for crops coming out of dormancy. For example, as soon as the soil warms up at bud swell, we would recommend a ground application followed by a foliar application 3-7 inch. shoot growth. There have been a number of studies documenting that plants are “hungry” after dormancy and the uptake window is considerable setting the table for the remainder of the season. We would recommend fertility applications every 2-3 weeks following the initial application through flowering up to 2 weeks prior to harvest.