CHEMICAL THINNING - OLIVE
K-Salt Fruit Fix 200 is an auxin hormone type product for use in fruit production, The response of fruit trees to application may be varied in different years. In reviewing the results, the grower needs to consider the wide variation in varieties, climatic factors, dosage, tree vigor, and fruit set before choosing the desired rate and correct timing for application.
Apply in sufficient water for good even coverage with your specific equipment. Application can be made in as little ask 50 gallons of water per acre, and up to 400 gallons of water per acre and is highly dependent on type of equipment used and density of the foliage. Uniform and even distribution of the spray is imperative. For rates and application timing for your specific variety and location, consult your local extension pomologist or specialist for recommendations.
Timing is Critical: Spray when young fruits are 1/8 to 3/16 inch in diameter, or 12 to 18 days after full bloom. Thinning is effective on all varieties except Sevillano. Do not apply during bloom unless you wish to remove all your fruit. Apply a solution of 120 ppm by adding 28.8 fl. oz. of K-Salt Fruit Fix 200 and a wetting agent (i.e. Dreft 14 to 16 oz.) to 100 gallons of water 12 days after full bloom. The spray concentration should be adjusted upward by 10 parts per million for each day following full bloom during the thinning period. Severe overthinning may result from application to trees during hot and dry conditions.