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Old 01-21-2013, 09:43 PM
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Sago palms dying

Can anyone tell me what could be causing this. I am new to dealing with palms. I have spent a few hours reading about this and can not seem to get anywhere.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:46 PM
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:54 PM
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looks like frost damage to me. Let it sprout new growth in the spring then remove all old growth. Also looks like some hail damage. Has it hailed there?
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:01 PM
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It's not dying, cut those frawns off and watch it come back when the weather warms again. Looks like the newer growth didn't mature enough and got kissed by Mr. Frosty. It will come back!
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:15 PM
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FYI-a sago is a cycad, not a palm. 2 questions, where are you located, and how cold has it gotten recently where you are?
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:18 PM
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No hail there. I guess it could be frost. It just started getting bad a few weeks ago. There was a few days around the end of the year that were cold.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:23 PM
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No hail there. I guess it could be frost. It just started getting bad a few weeks ago. There was a few days around the end of the year that were cold.
How cold?? Where exactly are you located??
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:33 PM
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Can anyone tell me what could be causing this. I am new to dealing with palms. I have spent a few hours reading about this and can not seem to get anywhere.
NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY; magnesium, manganese & potash at proper rates will improve these deficiencies. Rates are based on trunk diameter ( rate of product is by inch of diameter). Strip old growth and if proper nutrients are applied right. The new growth should not be deficient.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:36 PM
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The palms are near Charleston, SC. The lowest temp was 26 one night. There were 4 days at 32 or lower in the last two months. Average has been mid 40s and up.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:44 PM
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NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY; magnesium, manganese & potash at proper rates will improve these deficiencies. Rates are based on trunk diameter ( rate of product is by inch of diameter). Strip old growth and if proper nutrients are applied right. The new growth should not be deficient.
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This is exactly what I was thinking. Although, I don't see any Mn def. can't tell 100% from the pics. Def K and Mg though.
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