Anyone using urea for blueberries?

riverman1March 17, 2014

I just had a ph test done on my small patch of blueberries and found them to be on the low side, between 3.9 and 4.3. For this reason I don't want to use ammonium sulfate and want to try the Urea form. Anyone else doing this?

RM

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

I haven't used urea but would in your situation. It is recommended for low pH soils. When applied water in. It will volitalize if left on surface.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 4:20PM
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riverman1

Thanks

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 10:04PM
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skyjs(z8 OR, USA)

Human urea is a concentrated form of nitrogen so if you use too much you'll get lots of leaf and not much berry.
John S
PDX OR

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 10:49PM
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Bradybb WA-Zone8

Hi riverman,it's been awhile.I hope things are going well.Still in the Tri-cities?
Ever try the fish/kelp/molasses mix that Blueberry Croft Farm or Backyard Berry Plants uses?I remember talking about that.
Also,I thought your soil test fee was around $10.I'm not sure,but if it was,I'd like to get one done.Who can I contact? Thanks,Brady

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 11:57PM
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riverman1

Hi Brady, I'm in Walla Walla. I use Unibest Inc. to do my soil tests and ph tests. They use resin technology, its cutting edge stuff, check em out. I think a soil test with them is about $30. I haven't been using the fish kelp mix lately. My ph is too low so trying to watch it this summer, no ammonia and no sulfur. I applied a small amount of urea to each of the plants yesterday.

RM

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 12:19AM
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