Reasons For Blueberry Chlorosis – Tips On Blueberry Chlorosis Treatment

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Reasons For Blueberry Chlorosis – Tips On Blueberry Chlorosis Treatment

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Chlorosis in blueberry plants occurs when a lack of iron prevents the leaves from producing chlorophyll. This nutritional deficiency is often the cause for yellow or discolored blueberry leaves, stunted growth, reduced yield, and in some cases, eventual death of the plant. Read on to learn what you can do about chlorosis in blueberry plants. Reasons for Blueberry Chlorosis What causes blueberry chlorosis? Most often, chlorosis in blueberry plants isn’t caused by a lack of iron in the soil, but because the iron isn’t available to the plant because the pH level is too high. In other words, the soil is too alkaline for healthy growth of blueberries. Alkaline soil is often present in areas where rainfall is low. Blueberries require a low soil pH, and chlorosis occurs when a high pH level binds up the iron in the soil. Although

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