The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 12, 1976 · Page 123
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 123

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F12-Palm Beach Post-Tlmeg, Sunday, December 12, 1976 South Florida's Soil Lacks Many Chemicals A sDnellileiRedl DDDinUQ By DeARMAND HULL Extension Agent - Ornamentals Palm Beach County Q - What nutrients are required by plants and how much should I apply? A - Plants require elements like nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) in large quantities at regular intervals throughout the year. In our sandy soils, it is necessary to make several addi tional applications of nitrogen during the growing season. This element does not last very long in the soil and, if lacking, the result is yellowish plants of poor growth. The organic forms of nitrogen, such as tankage or sludge, will last much longer supplying nutrients over a greater period of time. Besides nitrogen, phosphorus and potash, plants require a number of minor or trace elements for good growth. Lack of any one of these qhid m WMir. EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A REAL ESTATE LICENSE FOR SALESMAN OR BROKER INCLUDING THE REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL COURSE IS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY. Bert Rodgers Schools of Real Estate, Inc. 1919 Premier Row Orlando, Florida 32809 Local Classes Throughou' Florida CALL TOLL FREE 800-4i2-0320 In Orlando Call (305) 855-541 71 Faprr penneirs Please send me information concerning: Salesman License Course Broker License Course NAME trace elements will effect plant growth as much as lack of a major element. It is very difficult to rely on plant appearance to determine the exact minor element dificiency that exists. However, six minor elements produce symptoms on terminal growth or tips. These elements are iron, zinc, manganese, copper, molybdenum and boron. We also know that sandy soils are generally deficient in all elements, except possibly phosphorus, and muck and peat moss are usually deficient in copper, phosphorus and potassium. With this in mind, additional applications of the needed elements may be made to these soils. Combinations of minor elements are available on the market in liquid forms as well as in dry granulated form. Iron deficiency is one of the most common in our sandy alkaline soils. Symptoms appear as a yellowing of leaves between the veins, while veins remain green. In severe cases, leaves will turn creamy white and die. Plants often showing iron deficiency include azalea, ixora, gardenia, ; roses, hibiscus, thunbergia, clero-dendron, citrus, cherry laurel, St. Augustine grass, centipede grass and bahia grass. Foliar applications of iron sulfate or chelated iron will help green up foliage of most plants. Iron sulfate is not too effective on citrus and gardenia. Iron sulfate is mixed at the rate of one tablespoon per gallon water. Sequestrene 300 (10 per cent) is recommended for alkaline soils at the rate of one teaspoon per gallon of water. Avoid getting iron sprays on walls as they will stain. Zinc deficiency causes "leaf rosette." Leaves take on a similar symptom pattern as for iron. Deficiencies are found on citrus, jasmine, ilex rotunda, avocado and pecan. Soil applications of zinc are not too effective. A spray containing one tablespoon of zinc sulfate and one teaspoon of hydrated lime to one gallon of water is effective. Zinc chelate is also available. Manganese deficiency is very common in high alkaline soils especially in the sandy coastal areas. Symptoms are also similar to those of iron yellowing between veins with veins retaining their green color. Plants that often show manganese deficiency are queen palm, allamanda, bougainvillea, crape-myrtle, camphor tree, jasmine, azaleas and gardenias. For one gallon of water, add one tablespoon of manganese sulfate and one-half teaspoon of hydrated lime. Manganese chelate is also available. For the queen palm, add one-half to five pounds of manganese sulfate per tree according to size. To high alkaline soils sulphur may be added to increase manganese intake. Manganese sulfate will stain walls. Copper deficiency usually results in shriveling or malformation of leaves along with tip burn. Gummo-sis will occur in citrus. One tablespoon of copper sulfate per gallon of water is sufficient as a spray. Neutral copper, basic copper, copper chelate or liquid copper may be used. room, lounge and kitchen facilities. You can choose from four award-winning residential floor plans at Ci. cle Bay. And each home is fully appointed and equipped for luxury living at a reasonable price. Visit us sooa but be advised: you just might want to move in on the spot. ADDRESS IIP CODE CITY STATE What most people go out of their way for, you'll have right at home. That's if you choose to live in Stuart's prize community: The Circle Bay Yacht Club. The Marina's for real and means serious business-the enjoyable kind. You can even park your boat at your doorstep. But you don't have to go boating. You can spend time very excitingly at the clubhouse with its open-air party deck part of a recreation complex that includes a heated swimming pool sundeck, saunas, billiards and game TELEPHONE Circle Bay IS? X. nAun nn ii nrirn iiiii r Yacht Club RUT ML rALM DC AIM VILLAUt b Com all the way to the good life. Beautiful . . . SINGLE-FAMILY NO LAND LEASENO RECREATION LEASE 1950 Palm City Road, Stuart, Florida 33494 Telephone 3052834112. Models open dally 9 till S. (Take Florida Tpk to Stuart Exit 52. East on Hwy 714. cross Palm City Bridge and immediately turn left ) 2ff ANOTHER MULTICON COMMUNITY 29.990 HOMES 84x100 Lot Included VA-FHA FINANCING INCLUDES: O 3 BEDROOM O 2 BATHS 3 VA- Xll nnuiu JOIftOO Mo. p6 00 O GARAGE the UttlG cLub FHA '1,250. down '233 mo. Okeechobee Blvd at tGQuesta Exit 40 M0df! 0 Corner or Sanrjp par (.( 703-1017 PALM BEACH GOLF ESTATES FUKNISHSD MODEL OPEN DAILY 101 SANDPIPER CONDOMINIUMS FE?M N T Southern Blvd SI 80 LAKE WORTH W.P.B.- OYAl PALM BEACH. HA. to X i I 1 1 1 1 I E I You'll see a heated, olympic-size pool, sheltered from the breezes, open to the sun . . . well-designed and constructed tennis court. . . putting green to please a pro. . .fishing pier, snuffleboard, private exercise rooms and saunas for ladies and gentlemen, private card rooms, lounge and activities room, club room and party room. At Placido Mar, quality extends to every inch of our well-planned four acres. Compare our amenities, as well as our apartments . . . and see for yourself. SETS""' "XT' 1ST Iri-J XT . - V. AS WELL AS . . . PRESTIGE, PRIVACY AND GOLF Also there are quality features included such as large screened porches, carpeting throughout, vinyl floor covering in kitchens and bathrooms, dishwasher, range and oven, and frost free refrigerator. Come out today and convince yourself that the Lhtle Club offers the best value in the Palm Beach area. OVER 100 APARTMENT RESIDENCES SOLD THIS YEAR ADULT CONDOMINIUM UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP 'if 'A? j ' I jonihn THE DICKINSON UTUE I STATE PARK J. , . ' ,Pfe,U mmjikimiAM,a M - MJZ...'.: -w. J.ammmmm 'ri v Sm (if-tAN o O For information call 305747-0340 P.O. Box 3274, Tequesta, Florida 33458 Sales office on premises - second Little Club entrance off Country Club Drive adjacent to Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Tequesta. Sales office and qiodels open PRICED FROM $50,000 the waterfront condominium x 10XMTCMtt M?) -lv l MbrMWTotVMMMMMMMHiiHVA INTACOASllJ CtO placido HYari 10 AM to 5 PM daily, NOON fP 5 PM Sunday 2 Bedroom, 2 Both Apartment - Immediate Occuponc WOO North Dixie, Wt-sl P.ilm Ben h. H.lJUH7 UIIS) HU-1211 NO LAND LEASE NO RECREATION LEASE Open Daily 9:30 to 5:30 Prices subiect to change without rCP"08 ales by Landaramo Fla. Inc. Betty E. Woldntr Reg. Real Estate Broker

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