Iron (Fe) is one of the most important micro-nutrients required for plants, trees, and lawn. Although most soils have plenty of Iron (Fe), usually it's not available for plants and that's why Iron (Fe) deficiency is very common in plants and it is also known as chlorosis (yellowing of leaves). Some of common Iron Chelate EDTA features:
- Great To Improve or Prevent Chlorosis (Yellowing of Leaves)
- Great For Foliage Usage (100% Water Soluble)
- Contains 13% Iron EDTA
Suitable for Hydroponics and Soil Usage
NOTE: Your choice of Nitrogen (N) fertilizer is also very important for Iron (Fe) uptake in plants. Ammonium Nitrogen (N) is the most efficient form of Nitrogen (N) because it lowers the pH level in roots; therefore, increase Iron (Fe) uptake. In contrast, Nitrate Nitrogen (N) would increase the pH level and lower the Iron (Fe) uptake in plants.
NOTE: Applying Chelated Iron EDTA could definitely solve Iron (Fe) deficiency problems in the short term but it is very important to identify the problem and prevent it from happening instead of applying Iron (Fe) fertilizer which could become very expensive.
Soil Application: 13% Chelated Iron is recommended for use on acid and mildly alkaline soils. To ensure uniform coverage, IRON CHELATE should be dissolved in water or fluid fertilizer, or dry blended with water soluble fertilizers. For trees or individual plants, the chelate may be blended with an inert (such as soil or sand) or sprinkled directly on the soil uniformly under the plant's drip line, then watered in. Soil applications may also be made by dissolving in water and then mixing or metering into drip, sprinkler or furrow irrigation systems.
Foliar Application: Iron Chelate may be applied in water or in combination with most pesticides. After the correct dilution has been made, the spray solution should be buffered to pH 6-6.5. Thorough coverage and the use of wetting agents often enhance nutrient uptake from foliar sprays. Application rates and dilution factors depend on crop sensitivity, the amount of foliage to be sprayed and the application method. Avoid applying this product when plants are suffering from moisture stress. If there is any doubt, apply the spray solution to a small test area of the crop or foliage to assess any undesirable effects or phytotoxicity before general application.
SOIL APPLICATION RECOMMENDATIONS:
Vegetable Crops: including beans, celery, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, sweet corn, tomatoes: 4 - 12 lbs. per acre
Field Crops: including alfalfa, corn, dry beans, peas, forage grasses, rice, safflower, sorghum, sugar beets, sugarcane: 4 – 12 lbs. per acre
Tree and Vine Crops: including almond, apple, apricot, avocado, berry, cherry, citrus, grape, mango, olive, pear, peach, pistachio, plum, walnut: 4 - 15 lbs. per acre or 1 - 4 oz. per inch of tree diameter
Ornamental Shrubs and Trees: including azaleas, gardenias, junipers, pines, roses: 2 Tbsp. for small shrubs and up to 2 Tbsp. per inch of tree diameter for large trees and shrubs
Turf: 3/4 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft. or 33 lbs. per acre
NOTE: The rates given above are based on broadcast application. If broadcast rates are used for spot or banded applications, phytotoxicity may result.
FOLIAR APPLICATION RECOMMENDATIONS:
Trees (Citrus): Apply 1 - 2 lbs. per 100 gallons of cover spray any time except during bloom.
Trees & Vine Crops (Excluding Citrus Trees): Apply 1 - 2 lb. per acre in sufficient spray volume for thorough coverage (25-gallon minimum) at dormant/delayed dormant before bloom, then after full bloom at 2 3-week intervals as needed. NOTE: For smooth skinned fruit (peach, pear, apple, etc.) apply 1 lb. per acre in 50-100 gal. of water.
Vegetable & Field Crops: Apply a third - one and a third lb. per acre in sufficient spray volume for thorough coverage (25-gallon minimum)
Turf: Apply 1-4 oz. per 1,000 sq. ft. in sufficient spray volume for thorough coverage. With growth regulators, apply 1-3 oz. per 1,000 sq. ft.
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