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I have some fruit trees in a lawn area that I have been fertilizing with ammonium sulfate, but needed to change to a weed & feed. Is the fruit still safe to eat?

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The fruit should be safe to eat as long as you take extra care when applying the weed and feed fertilizer to make sure none of the fertilizer come into contact with either the leaves or the fruit that is on the tree.  I have included a link that has some more information regarding the selection and use of fertilizers.  

http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/HG_509.pdf

Posted on 16 Jul 2009

Heidi Wayman
Horticulture Intern, Salt Lake County

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