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Tree/Orchard Fruit

Tree/Orchard Fruit

Nutrients taken up by tree and orchard fruit directly impact fruit quality and taste, so it’s important that plants make the most of applied fertilizers. By enhancing uptake and slowing fixation in the soil, nutrient use efficiency products can help maximize your ROI and ensure your plants are getting the nutrients they need to succeed.

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  • Post-harvest


  • Seed Treatments & Inoculants

    Seed Treatments & Inoculants

  • Aqua-Pam™ is a soil surfactant and water retention aid that improves soil structure, water supply to roots and nutrient use efficiency.

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  • AVAIL® Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer reduces the fixation of applied phosphorus, keeping more available for plant uptake and improving fertilizer ROI.

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  • AVAIL® T5 Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer reduces the fixation of applied phosphorus, keeping more available for plant uptake and improving fertilizer ROI.

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  • CITRON® Water Herbicide Adjuvant boosts herbicide efficiency and can be used in conjunction with most contact herbicides.

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  • Moist Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate | Dried Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate | Dried Solu-Grade® Heptahydrate | Dried Ferrous Sulfate Standard Monohydrate | Dried Ferrous Sulfate Granular Monohydrate

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  • Fungi-Phite® is a fast-acting phosphite fungicide proven to fight and prevent disease in more than 20 varieties of specialty crops.

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  • Intracept™ offers a proprietary blend of micronutrients to help optimize growth and uniformity in specialty crops through improved nutrient efficiency.

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  • More Than Manure® Nutrient Manager reduces farm odors while protecting your manure’s phosphorus and nitrogen for improved plant uptake.

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  • By slowing the oxidation of phosphorus, Nutri-Phite® enhances nutrient uptake to improve plant health and vigor, leading to increased yield potential.

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  • Nutripaction Granulated Micronutrients help prevent and correct nutrient deficiencies to achieve higher and more profitable yields.

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  • NutriSphere-N® Nitrogen Fertilizer Manager keeps more nitrogen available for plant uptake and inhibits N loss.

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  • PolyAmines are amino acid chelated micronutrients designed to prevent or correct trace element deficiencies at all stages of plant growth.

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  • Primacy ALPHA® works inside the plant to stimulate the efficient assimilation and utilization of nutrients for a more consistent quality and yield in flowering and fruit size.

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  • ReKovery 2‑0‑21 is designed for foliar application on plants to prevent or correct nutrient deficiencies that may limit crop growth and yields.

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  • Safe Zone™ is a liquid soil treatment to reduce soluble salts in the root zone, improving germination, water percolation and nutrient uptake.

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  • Steric® delivers soil-applied nutrients that delay the chemical fixation reactions between phosphorus, potassium and sulfur in alkaline/acidic soils.

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  • Take Off® is a revolutionary nitrogen-management technology that accelerates nutrient acquisition and assimilation as well as nitrogen use efficiency.

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Key Considerations for Tree and Orchard Fruits


Fruit quality and taste are critical considerations for tree fruit, making the balance of all nutrients extremely important. Nutrient use efficiency products can help improve nutrient uptake and assimilation and reduce loss of applied fertilizer due to fixation or leaching. Improve your fertilizer ROI and ensure your crops are getting the most out of their nutrients by including nutrient use efficiency in your fertility plan.

Tree fruits need plenty of light to grow, so consider placement when planting — this has a significant impact on how much light the plant gets as it matures.


Tree fruits can grow in a wide range of soils, but do best in fertile, sandy soils and loams. Although certain types of tree fruits are more tolerant to waterlogging than others, soil should be well-drained for best results.


There are four different tree fruit structures — vigorous, semi-vigorous, semi-dwarf and dwarf — each producing yield differently. However, all structures have a strong root system, making them able to tolerate weather stress better than other crops.

All tree fruits are very susceptible to pests and disease on fruit or leaves, making integrated pest management an essential practice for a healthy crop.

Key Nutrients

  • Nitrogen — Important in every stage for early growth and strong fruit fill.
  • Potassium — Helps maximize fruit weight, minimize fruit disorders and deformities and encourages early growth. Important in every growth stage.
  • Calcium — Needed at all stages for yield, fruit quality and storage quality.
  • Phosphorus — Key at every stage except maturity to help improve fruit set and quality.

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