Zinc Sulfate Texture

Zinc Sulfate 50lb Bag




Your vegetable garden's success depends on quality soil.  While some gardeners live in areas with the perfect loam, most have a variety of challenges.  One of the most disheartening obstacles is areas where topsoil was removed during construction.  Even with the addition of generous amounts of compost, the soil often lacks micronutrients such as zinc.  The symptoms of insufficient zinc are similar to those of iron deficiency: stunted plants, yellow leaves, and deformed leaves.


 Zinc deficiencies tend to result from:

  • High pH and calcareous soil

  • Low organic matter, such as sandy or eroded soil
  • Wet, cold soil conditions that cause roots to develop slowly and soil to slowly release the Zn from organic matter.
  • Crops susceptible to zinc deficiencies in soils that test low in zinc 


Pecan trees can often get zinc-deficient throughout the year. Luckily, it’s an easy and affordable fix when using Blood Meal for Less's zinc sulfate.  We are around the Norfolk, NE area and you are welcome to come pick up a bag!  Zinc deficient pecan trees look different than healthy pecan trees.  Pecan trees that are zinc deficient will have:


  • Vainey looking leaves
  • Curling or wavy leaves
  • Branches that are bare with clumps of leaves


If your tree is exhibiting any of these symptoms, it likely needs more zinc.  Zinc is an important nutrient for pecan trees, and it is essential to their growth and development. Zinc should be applied during the early growing season at the very least. The easiest way to give your pecan tree a boost of zinc is to apply granulated zinc sulfate beneath the branches of your tree. 


The best time to use zinc is during the early growing season when new leaves and flowers are beginning to form. Zinc sulfate can be applied at this time either as a foliar spray or through the soil.  Foliar sprays are more effective if the tree is deficient in zinc, while soil applications are more beneficial for trees that are not zinc deficient.  The zinc sulfate that Blood Meal for Less offers is 100% water soluble!