I've read foliar urea in fall can increase hardiness and delay bloom
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.)?
Tubby Fruits Peach Orchard
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