Foliar feeding is used when insufficient fertilizer was used before planting, when a quick growth response is wanted, when micronutrients (such as iron or zinc) are locked into the soil, or when the soil is too cold for the plants to use the fertilizer applied to the soil. Foliar-applied nutrients are absorbed ans used by the plant quite rapidly. Absorption begins within minutes after application and, with most nutrients, it is completed within 1-2 days. Foliar nutrition can be a supplemnt to soil nutrition at a critical time for the plant, but not a substitute since greater amounts of plant material are needed than what can be absorbed through the plant leaf at any given time. At transplanting time, an application of phosphorus spray will help in the establishment of young plants in cold soil. For perennial plants, early spring growth is usually limited by cold soil, even when the air is warm. Under such conditions, soil microorganisms are not active enought to convert nutrients into forms available for roots to absorb; yet, if the nutrients were available, the plants could utilize them. A nutrient spray to the foliage will provide the needed nutrients immeditely, allowing the plants to begin growth.
|A1 Mist Sprayers applications for fungicides and insecticides could benefit Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Cabbage, Onions, Cucumbers, Strawberries, Peppers, Melons, Grapes, Cranberries, Raspberries, Wild Blueberries, Edible Beans, Pumpkins, and Gourds.
Many producers/growers have sprayed their crops with an A1 Mist Sprayer. They have reported excellent results at treatment levels 25-30% below conventional spraying methods and in half the time!
Spray your vegetables and vine crops with a Mist Sprayer. These versatile, compact Mist Sprayer units can be used in many different insecticide, herbicide, gungicide, and foliar feeding applications, including...Fruits & Vegetables, Specialty & Row Crops, Orchards, Groves & Windbreaks, Fly, Mosquito, and other insect control, Pasture & Grass applications, and many more.
1-2 gallons per acre will effectively cover your crop with swath width of 40-100 feet.