This is the month for stone fruit and nut orchards to have 200 pounds per acre of sulfate of potash magnesia applied. This is for orchards that have signs of gumming coming from the bark. This condition is found in trees such as cherries, peaches, and almonds. This is called pseudomonas, xanthomonas or many other names. It is caused by the bark of the tree not having the ability to stretch and the sap leaks out allowing different disease organisms to enter the tree. This will slow the condition for the following year. To further reduce this condition, follow up with Cultivace brand foliar sprays. For more information, contact us at 503-559-6972 or via our Contact Form.