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Choosing the Right “Big Number” on the Multicote Bag
| 24/3/2555 23:03
Was wondering if research has been performed for this?
If one were to cover the controlled release fertilizer with an inch of a mulch like material that better retains moisture onto the granules of CRF then the trees would have a better dosage that would be more reliable because here in Miami during the dry season it can be a long time between dosages of moisture. Maybe even working the CRF into the existing soil would work too?
| 28/3/2555 13:14
CRF in the soil
You are exactly right..It has been my experience that when the CRF is under the soil its release is much more reliable. When it is on the surface it will dry out during periods without rain or irrigation, and when this occurs, the release will stop until there is more moisture in contact with the prills. I think either a mulch as you suggested or incorporation into the soil would work just fine.
| 8/3/2555 17:39
Know your soil temperature
The average temperature in the soil or media definitely needs to be your guide as far as picking the right product. It has been my experience that the air temperatures can be very misleading. For instance, if your particular crop grows a thick canopy that shades the soil or container that it is growing in, this can have a very big impact on the difference between the air temperature and the soil temperature. Just because an area "feels" hot or cold, this does not always mean the soil temperature closely follows.