[NAFEX] Kaolin & Surround

Phil Norris cousinphil at acadia.net
Sat Mar 1 16:42:57 EST 2003


Ozzie,

I started out using straight kaolin 3 years ago and then bought some 
Surround to see if it worked any better.  I think it spreads a little 
easier.  Last year I mixed the two together 50/50 because I'm trying to 
use the kaolin up.  My mixture worked just fine.

Phil

On Friday, February 28, 2003, at 08:37  PM, Richard J. Ossolinski wrote:

> Doreen, Ed, Phil,
> Are you guys talking about straight kaolin or the more refined 
> commercial
> product marketed as "Surround?"  Thanks,
> Richard (Ozzie to you, cuz)
>
> Doreen Howard wrote:
>>
>> I bought some Fuji apples at the local grocery store yesterday, and 
>> they
>> obviously had been grown with kaolin clay cover.
>
>>
>> Doreen,
>> We have used Kaolin now for about 4 years I guess in Watertown, WI.
>
>>
>> Doreen,
>> I used kaolin clay on most of my apple trees last year and had very
>> good control of plum curculio which is my nemesis here in Maine.
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