Foliar Feed

David R. Hershey dh321 at PGSTUMAIL.PG.CC.MD.US
Sat Feb 10 00:01:37 EST 1996

Foliar feeding is usually only done in specialized situations, such as 
iron deficiency, where the plant cannot get enough of a nutrient via root 
uptake. It is also sometimes used in agricultural situations to give a 
crop a "boost" or to prevent a nutrient deficiency. It is not very 
efficient because leaves are not designed for absorption of nutrients, 
the roots are.

David R. Hershey
Snail mail: 6700 Belcrest Road #112, Hyattsville, MD 20782-1398

Adjunct Professor, Biology/Horticulture Department
Prince George's Community College, Largo, MD 20772-2199

Email: dh321 at

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