CONTROLS PREHARVEST DROP - PEARS
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.
CONTROLS PREHARVEST DROP – PEARS (BARTLETT, BOSC AND D'ANJOU)
Apply to pears 5 to 7 days prior to harvest. Separate sprays should be applied to early and late maturing varieties. Do not make more than two (2) applications and do not delay picking beyond optimum maturity. K-Salt Fruit Fix 200 becomes effective In 3 to 4 days after application and controls drop for two (2) weeks. Do not apply within 2 days of harvest.
Ground Application: Use 8 to 16 fl. oz. of K-Salt Fruit Fix 200 (12.S grams to 25 grams of active ingredient) per acre In sufficient water to ensure good coverage. Under normal conditions the 16 fl.cz. rate per acre should be used. When Bartlett and Bosc are Interplanted spray only once per season. Use a maximum of 16fl.oz. of product per acre per season on Bartlett to prevent pre-mature ripening.
Aerial Application: Use 8 to 16 fl. oz. in at least 5 gallons of water per acre. Aircraft should utilize spray equipment which gives thorough coverage to all portions of the trees. Apply only when weather conditions favor minimal spray drift.
Use lower rates for normal foliage and fruiting; the higher rates for dense foliage and heavy fruiting.