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Old 10-22-2013, 06:19 PM
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liquid root drench for phoenix palms

what are you guys doing?
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:45 AM
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What is the intent of the liquid application and under what soil conditions?
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:52 AM
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What is the intent of the liquid application and under what soil conditions?
i have one really really nice canary that is surrounded by tons of bromeliads so getting granular on is a pita....sandy soil and this is a showcase palm so i need to keep it tip top
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:42 AM
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I have a Commercial made Root Injector that hooks to a Skid Sprayer Hose. It was mostly used for termite work. But that might be more equipment than you need.

A quick trip to the Hardware store for a small ID galvanized Pipe and some fitting and you can make your own. Our Florida Sandy Soil is not that hard to push a pipe into. Grind a sharp point on the pipe or even heat it up and hammer it flat before grinding will make the Job easier.

Rittenhouse sell this model for big money and I could make several for the price of one they sell.

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Old 10-23-2013, 11:54 AM
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I have a Commercial made Root Injector that hooks to a Skid Sprayer Hose. It was mostly used for termite work. But that might be more equipment than you need.

A quick trip to the Hardware store for a small ID galvanized Pipe and some fitting and you can make your own. Our Florida Sandy Soil is not that hard to push a pipe into. Grind a sharp point on the pipe or even heat it up and hammer it flat before grinding will make the Job easier.

Rittenhouse sell this model for big money and I could make several for the price of one they sell.

http://www.rittenhouse.ca/asp/product.asp?PG=1936
im sorry i ddint clarify...what fert are you guys using for this
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:08 AM
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i have one really really nice canary that is surrounded by tons of bromeliads so getting granular on is a pita....sandy soil and this is a showcase palm so i need to keep it tip top
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Ok, magnesium, potassium, and chelated micronutrients. I like to use potassium nitrate for palms.
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im sorry i ddint clarify...what fert are you guys using for this
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I would think you could look at Orange Fertilizers , Micro packages like "Complete" I think you can still get this at Howard Fertilizer if you have one....orange fertilizers ...look at Eagle 6 ...I would think your main concerns in our soils would be covering Mg, Mn, B, Cu all of which tend to be missing and helpful to Palms .
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