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Grower’s Secret  is concerned about our front-line heroes, our farmers, anyone working in Ag that gets crops and/or food onto the tables of all California residents, families and citizens. Our farmers and growers are essential to the survival of all Californians. They provide every food you eat to every food store and restaurant that keeps food in our bellies, and keeps us healthy and happy.  We are also concerned about all the local restaurants in farm communities statewide that service our front line farmers, workers, processors, truckers, and helping them maintain some level of business.

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By Dr. Wes Chun Ph.D. 
Grower's Secret, Chief Science Officer

Applying fertilizers pre-plant and at-planting are beneficial practices to restore soil fertility and grow a successful crop.  Pre-plant fertilizers are applied before planting seeds or seedlings into the field or into nursery potting media.  At-planting fertilizers are applied during planting.  These practices provide ready access to nutrients that are vital for seedling establishment and health.  Proper fertilizer choice and placement are essential for maximizing the benefits of pre- and at- planting fertilizers

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By Dr. Wes Chun Ph.D. 
Grower's Secret, Chief Science Officer

For many crops, post-harvest (the period after harvest and before leaf senescence) fertilization can play an important role in the following season crop. In many tree crops, it is one of the best times of the season for uptake of nitrogen and potassium. Trees are still active, and the roots and foliage readily absorb applied nutrients. These nutrients become reserves for the following growing season.  While there may be little difference in tree productivity between fall and spring fertilizer applications, it may be better to fertilize in the fall. Fall applications are more efficient since trees are still actively taking up nutrients, cold and wet conditions in the spring can delay dormancy break, and spring-applied fertilizers are subject to leaching and runoff.