Is ammonium sulfate good for pecan trees in Texas? If so, how much? | AdvanSix Ammonium Sulfate

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Is ammonium sulfate good for pecan trees in Texas? If so, how much?
As a matter of fact, ammonium sulfate is recommended more than other nitrogen sources on high pH soils (common in Texas) because of its acidifying effect. It temporarily increases the availability of micronutrients, such as iron and zinc. In such cases, mature trees may get 150 to 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre per year, or about 750 to 1,000 pounds of ammonium sulfate per acre per year. On acid soils, ammonium sulfate is still recommended, although at lower rates, to supply sulfur nutrition. A nitrogen-to-sulfur ratio of 9 to 1 has been shown to be optimal for maximum pecan growth.

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