Plants require very specialized care for best growth and yield. One simply cannot throw a plant or tree in the ground, starve if for attention, and arrive at harvest time expecting to pick a bumper crop. Yet, that’s what many in agriculture do by cutting costs trading solid agronomy and horticultural practice for tighter budgets and generic brands.
All plants or trees have specific base nutrition, physiology, and environmental needs. Plant performance includes: germination, rooting, growth, foliage, bloom, crop maintenance, tissue renewal, and all else tied to proper plant function and yield. If you do your homework, know your crop, apply sound principle, supply needed inputs, and harvest at the proper time…your plants will serve you well. If your crop, plants, or trees suffer extreme cultural or environmental hurdles like drought, flood, hail, disease, winter freeze, or mechanical damage…specialized remedies may be needed.