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For the last two seasons, Weber Orchards have tested low pH water for controlling mildew on cherry and apple trees. This last fruit tree season (2013) Weber Orchard dedicated 15 acres of Honey Crisp trees some and 3 other smaller 3-5 acre plots of other variety of apple trees. Weber also tested young cherry trees and older fully grown cherry trees.

The FEW application was applied using low pH acidic water with a pH of 3.1 to 3.8 water with and ORP (oxygen reduction potential) of 1000+mV. The trees were sprayed every seven days weather permitting. Weber Farms used electrostatic sprayers spraying 50 gallons per acre on three year old trees and 80 gallons per acre on fully grown trees.

Weber Farms asked Tim Smith from WSU Extension Facility to follow the progress of their application over the growing season. Mr. Smith observed the orchard where he found the application the way it was applied was successful in controlling mildew in Weber’s apple and cherry trees. The exact quote from Tim was “on the Honey Crisp trees and other small plots of other variety apple and cherry trees, he felt this was the cleanest he has ever seen for mildew”.

AquaFew low pH water was mixed with oil, fungicide and pesticide on separate tests in Weber Orchards. The FEW water complimented the oil, fungicide and pesticides due to the surface tension of the water.

For customer testimonials and/or more information:
Carl Halterman
Cascade Ridge Industries
Tel: +1 509-237-1534

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