Mark & Helen Angermayer
hangermayer at isp.com
Sun Jun 17 20:08:31 EDT 2007
Re, the pump. 140' of head is not a big deal. That's only 70psi. Any
small well pump will deliver that much pressure. The biggest problem
pumping out of a creek is to keep the trash and silt out of the pump so
you'll need some kind of filter if it's a closed impeller pump. Open
impeller pumps will handle more trash, but they are less efficient and take
more horsepower to deliver the pressure you need. For open impeller pumps,
you might look into pacer pumps. They sell them in farm supplies around
here. They make good cheap plastic pumps that hold up well (I don't know if
they make closed impeller pumps). Just make sure the pump will deliver the
pressure you need.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna &/or Kieran" <>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2007 10:05 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Antitranspirants/Surround?
> You all are not very encouraging re the antitranspirant I had bought for
> some reason or other last fall. Have any of you used Surround in drought?
> I have read of it for dry climates to reduce evaporation, so I went ahead
> and sprayed some on tomato and bean plants while I waited for a call back
> from the company re "No Wilt". There is too little moisture in the soil
> plants to grow. Some lucky bean plants are in a spot where leaves were
> piled so nothing grew all last year and no weeds used the stockpiled
> moisture this spring. These are about 4' high and blooming now. Other
> beans came up and have stood there the same height for the last 6 weeks.
> I've covered a lot of plants with nylon curtains to hold off the burning
> and hold in humidity. I'm figuring that for those still exposed and even
> those partly covered, that turning the leaves white with Surround is bound
> to help at least in reducing the surface temp of the leaves. With no rain
> to wash it off, I don't mind using some of our precious 20 gallons or so a
> day to spray them.
> Re Mark's comments on 'Wilt pruf": "The problem I have using it for
> transplanting is that it eventually kills
> the foliage. It still works OK though because by the time the sprayed
> foliage starts to die, the plant starts
> pushing up new growth." This is not at all what I had in mind, because
> isn't transplant shock, there is no water to start new growth. I just
> to slow evaporation enough that the veggie plants, and my roses and fruit
> trees, won't die in between the light showers we are now getting about
> a month. At least, I hope we are still getting them twice a month as it's
> been over 2 weeks now since we got that last 1/10 inch rainfall.
> We are looking into something affordable that will pump 140 ft of
> vertical head from the creek. Looks a like Shurflo 12V pump might do it.
> We have one, but not a strong enough model to pump all the way to the top.
> Everyone says we'd do best to step it anyway. Any advice would be
> appreciated. Donna
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