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Background Information Banana stock nursery Planted February 2013 Pahokee, FL Abuts Lake Okeechobee Soil has 27% organic matter, mapped as Torry muck, but actually lake bottom muck with layers of muck and sand. Many varieties of bananas and plantains grown Irrigation and fertilization â€¢ 1.25â€ of rainfall in January â€¢ Irrigated with municipal water to supplement - pH 6.5 â€“ EC 0.8 ds/m â€¢ Greater than 40â€ rain over the summer. Fertilized in November with 1lb 8-2-12-4Mg per plant Pest Control â€¢ Weeds are manage with herbicides and hoeing â€¢ Insects are controlled organically with Bt and soaps Diseases are controlled organically with copper and beneficial bacteria Soil Test Character Value Ð³Ñ€Ð½ 8.0 238 2936 524 Plant Analysis Element Value Range N% 4.1 3.5-4.5 P% 0.23 0.20-0.40 K% 2.81 2.0-5.0 Mg% 0.21 0.20-0.80 Ca% 0.45 0.4-1.50 Fe ppm 138 100-500 Mn ppm 10 100-1000 B ppm 16 10-50 Cu ppm 9 6-25 Zn ppm 17 15-200 Description of symptoms â€¢ Interveinal chlorosis on sub-apical leaves (during dry season) â€¢ Eventually entire leaf blade chlorotic except midrib â€¢ Affecting 3 plants out of 85 and plants not near each other â€¢ Only suckers affected, mother plant has no symptoms â€¢ Symptoms disappear after rain season starts Early Symptoms What is the problem? What should the grower do to resolve the problem?
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