Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Fertilizing pecan trees in the spring
For pecan growers with just a few trees you can calculate your springtime fertilizer needs by measuring the diameter of your trees. Apply 1/2 lb. of urea fertilizer for each inch of trunk diameter. In other words a 10 inch diameter tree should have 5 lbs. of urea spread over the tree's entire rooting zone. When it come to potash, apply 1/3 lb. of fertilizer per inch of trunk diameter.
Many backyard pecan growers buy their fertilizer in bags containing a 10-10-10 mix of N, P and K. To apply the recommended levels nitrogen, 2.5 lbs. of 10-10-10 should be applied per inch of trunk diameter. Again, the fertilizer should be applied over the entire root zone.