[NAFEX] Follow-up reply to grafting question
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Tue Apr 22 11:37:59 EDT 2008
The description sounds like something attacked the roots. I have lost
potted vines and trees to phytopthera at times, as well as root
weevils. The latter are sneaky as it only takes one grub in a pot to
strip all the roots. You might not even know there is anything wrong
until the plant fails to leaf out. Then you find that the part below
ground is a bare, barkless stick.
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On Apr 22, 2008, at 8:33 AM, tanis cuff wrote:
Cummins is good. I've shared bundles w/ other NAFEXrs, rootstocks
shipped 1/2 way cross country and still grow fine.
I'm puzzled by how the grafts could grow into whips and not die til
June, if the problem was bad rootstock material. I've seen potted
trees w/ damaged/destroyed roots leaf out in the spring, but die pretty
soon. I think a better bet for trouble-shooting is to look at what
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