Fertilizer Usage - Knowledgebase Question

Utica, Mi
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Question by hossross
January 19, 2006
I tried respond directly to the message, but got no reply, So I assume that all (even clarifications) must go through this web site.

The start of the message string is below the clarification comments

Thanks for the advise, I was advised by several not
to fertilize in the winter, so I was glad to hear you
say light feeding, especially since it was getting
only what nutrients were in the outside soil, and
based on the lack of green in the leaves (YELLOW Green
than a Deep rich green) I think the plant is hungry.
What Brand do you recommend, and type is recommended
12-12-12 or 12-24-12 etc. I assument the liquid type
is less sensitvie to concentration spots that may
result with dry type. I forgot to mention that this
is a grafted meyer on to some tree stock that Monrovia
has producted. I saw a meyer lemon

Answer from NGA
January 19, 2006
Yes, all emails must go through the website. As for fertilizer types, if possible, find a product formulated for citrus, which will have the appropriate percentages of nutrients. Citrus need nitrogen in particular, so look for a formulation with a higher first number, e.g., 12-3-3. Also , citrus requires micronutrients zinc, iron, and manganese. I'm not quite sure what you mean by (YELLOW Green than a Deep rich green, but if the older bottom leaves are yellow, but new growth is green, it's usually a lack of nitrogen. If new leaves are yellow, with green veins, it's usually a lack of iron. Both are common with citrus. I hope this info helps!

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