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Bloom Delay in Peach

     Cold damage from early spring frost is a major limiting factor in production of fruit in the eastern United States. If soybean oil is sprayed peaches sprayed with oil delay bloomon peach trees just after the completion of endodormancy (rest), then the oil coating can restrict carbon dioxide exchange, slow down flower bud respiration and thus delay bud development.

Bloom Gallery


Saving peach crops from early frost

Soybean oil delays fruit tree bloom, thins fruit, and kills insects and mites

Soybean oil delays peach bloom and thins fruit buds

Applying soybean oil to dormant peach trees alters internal atmosphere, reduces respiration, delays bloom, and thins flower buds


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