I've read foliar urea in fall can increase hardiness and delay bloom on peach.
Can anyone tell me the optimum time to apply foliar urea (100 lbs./ac - i.e. 50 lbs. actual N) on peach? I'd like to use regular soil urea (vs. the low biuret) because of cost, but understand soil urea will burn the foliage. I don't want to apply it too early so as to minimize photosynthesis from premature leaf drop, but don't want to apply it too late so the leaves won't absorb the N. U of C says to apply it in Sept. or Oct. (not Nov.) but the climate out there is quite a bit different than here. Anyone have a good general guideline to go by (i.e. just before leaf drop, two weeks before leaf drop, etc.)? http://ucanr.edu/sites/fruitreport/Nutrition_-_Fertilization/Individual_Nutrients/Nitrogen/Foliar_Urea/ http://ucanr.edu/sites/fruitreport/files/162635.pdf Thanks, Mark Angermayer Tubby Fruits Peach Orchard KS/MO _______________________________________________ apple-crop mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://virtualorchard.com/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop