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Garwolf

Kutztown, PA

When foliar applying two or three different things, e.g. Magnesium, manganese, seaweed, potassium, Sevin ...... How long should you allow between applications?

7/14/2022 8:19:34 AM

So.Cal.Grower

Torrance, Ca.

Some guys spray often, some not at all, I use to spray every week but this year I'm spraying once or twice a month at the most.
I feel the more you spray the quicker your leaves deteriorate.

About the only time I'm spraying this year is if my tissue test says I'm low on a nutrient. Spraying gets into the plant NOW and I don't have to wait a week or two for the roots to take it up.

7/14/2022 9:56:43 AM

Garwolf

Kutztown, PA

Thanks So. Cal,

That's why I asked. My tissue test results indicated border line magnesium and low manganese. I applied some Epson salt solution last night which I've read should be applied solo. I also separately applied some Sevin for cuc beetles. Monday I'm going to apply some manganese solution. Frankly, I'm not sure how often to apply the Epson and Mn. I'm not really planning to do any more tissue testing.

7/14/2022 10:28:38 AM

cjb

Plymouth, MN

I try to be strategic with foliar application out of concern that it can degrade leaves. Last year I had accelerated leaf aging just from sprinkling with city water on hot days, so I'm taking a much more measured approach. Few years back I had a manganese deficiency so I added mancozeb to my fungicide program to feed and treat. Similarly I've mixed my seven and danconil. Both strategies minimize the number of applications.

7/14/2022 11:28:42 AM

Gerald UK

Watlington, UK

When you spray make sure you use a low EC, like 2 or less, or the excess salts will burn or dehydrate the leaf. Also spreaders can remove the waxy covering which protects the leaves from drying out so you might want to consider whether you one you use or not. The greater the time between sprays the greater the time for the leaf to recover and I would have thought weekly would be ok given the speed that these plants are capable of growing.

7/15/2022 3:38:30 AM

Garwolf

Kutztown, PA

Interesting abstract on applying manganese, boron, and fungicide simultaneously.

https://meridian.allenpress.com/peanut-science/article/20/1/44/107866/Spray-Tank-Mix-Compatibility-of-Manganese-Boron

7/15/2022 11:12:13 AM

waterstone1

Mn

I foliar feed multiple things at once, every morning and every evening when my plants emerge from g houses. Never miss an application, insanity but it works!

7/16/2022 1:30:06 AM

Garwolf

Kutztown, PA

Waterstone - does applying so frequently have and affect on the longevity of your leaves?

7/18/2022 8:31:59 AM

waterstone1

Mn

Absolutely! But why I grow a larger plant, my leaves do a lot of work while they are around then the new leaves do a lot of work. A wwe wrestler juices but gets huge lifting just like my plants they get juiced but grow. My plants out back are perfect but never get sprayed and also don't grow big pumpkins.

7/20/2022 7:48:20 AM

So.Cal.Grower

Torrance, Ca.

What waterstone1 said! I've heard from lots of growers over the years,,, even Ron Wallace has said this. Any huge pumpkin they've ever seen had leaves that looked like world war 2 went through their patch at the end of the year. Any beautiful plant come mid September, usually has a smaller but pretty fruit.
Something to think about.

And the Paton's can't be included in this,,,, their plants always look perfect! lol

7/20/2022 10:11:15 AM

Garwolf

Kutztown, PA

How often are you spraying precautionary fungicides like Daconil etc. lets say you applied Daconil and Sevin together today - when would you apply some foliar feed or whatever?

7/20/2022 1:18:37 PM

Garwolf

Kutztown, PA

How often are you spraying precautionary fungicides like Daconil etc. lets say you applied Daconil and Sevin together today - when would you apply some foliar feed or whatever?

7/20/2022 1:32:13 PM

waterstone1

Mn

Totally agree so cal...cannot even put pattons in the category no wind, cool, all the right temps etc. I have a theory and really want to prove all the pretty plant growers wrong! I may not but have a 2350 with zero fertilizers touchimg soil, horrible temps in fall and a 1100 day 40 with getting hit hard so we shall see. Obviously I'm onto something I just need to dial it in

7/20/2022 10:19:39 PM

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