Please help me identify these palm issues

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jvislandscaping, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. jvislandscaping

    jvislandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Sw fl
    Messages: 15

    I picked up these palms from a nursery going out of business a year ago I can’t seem to get them to turn around need some help

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  2. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    Maybe slugs or rust?
    No real palms up here but looks like a fungus on grass
    pH or nutrient issues ?
     
  3. Rooted

    Rooted LawnSite Member
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    Looks like leaf spot or leaf blight. Helps to know pathogen (fungi, bacteria)in order to treat
     
  4. jvislandscaping

    jvislandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Sw fl
    Messages: 15

    Leaf blight on a what I was thinking
     
  5. ETM

    ETM LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I mine get to much water they look kinda like these.
     
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  6. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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  7. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    do a soil sample, check pH and minors
     
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  8. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Soil looks sandy--LOL! Not many palms in my neighborhood. Be sure that no excess chemical has been used to prevent weeds in the red bark mulch.
    How come each leaf seems to be chewed or cut off at the tip?

    Bug-guy has a good point--color is too yellow. Do a soil test and add minor micronutrients. Palms probably prefer acid soil, right? And not too much salt.
    One frond leaf is brown on one side, could be fungus; could be due to a cut or fungal lesion below the brown area.
    I think I see many brown spots due to fungal disease. Address this issue. Reduce humidity. Change irrigation times. Fungicide as a last resort.
     
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  9. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    Great advice RiggleThumbs UpThumbs Up
     
  10. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,262

    Also, Palms need magnesium sulfate. Throw some epsom salts around them.
     

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