[NAFEX] seed preparation help
marillen at earthlink.net
Tue Oct 29 19:16:43 EST 2002
Does anyone out there have practical experience with using mancozeb
(Manzate) as a seed treatment for apples/ pears?
I would like to stratify some seed without having them mold and I
noticed that Manzate (which I have on hand) is labelled for seed
treatment for some crops. However, the recommended rate is "0.04-4.32
pounds/ 100 lbs. of seed"!
First of all that's quite a range and secondly, I only have a few dozen
seed. The Manzate I have is as a 37% solution. Is the concentration
all that critical or would anywhere within the recommended range work?
On a completely unrelated topic, I thought I should warn any NAFEXers
who may not have heard of the goings-on at Southmeadow Fruit Gardens.
They cashed a check of mine and never delivered the trees a couple of
years ago. I tried repeatedly to get them to send the trees by
contacting them via email, letter and phone. They always promised, but
never delivered. Since then, I have reported this problem with fellow
fruit enthusiasts, the US Postal Service, the appropriate BBB and the
State of Michigan Attorney General. Many people have had the same thing
happen. Bottom line, unless you are ready to sue for your merchandise,
don't order from them.
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