[NAFEX] Fwd: Gumosis in prunus?
interverbis at videotron.ca
Wed Oct 12 11:22:31 EDT 2011
I personally love horseradish, and I have a patch along side the garden. It
is true that you have to fight it back every year but I find it more
interesting to fight back than to coax plants!
It helps to grow it on the south side as invasive plants of that nature tend
to invade more readily towards south all other conditions being equal...
It is an elegant plant in a flower border, as long as you make a point of
keeping it under control.
Hélène, north of Ottawa where it has been remarquably warm this Fall...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ginda Fisher" <list at ginda.us>
To: "NAFEX Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2011 1:16 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Fwd: Gumosis in prunus?
>I got one really helpful reply off-list. I have removed the name of the
>replier, in case he avoided the list for privacy reasons, but wanted to
>copy his message in case it helps others. Thanks, anonymous. (And if you
>don't want to be anonymous, feel free to chime in.)
> I scraped the soil, and while I didn't find any tunnels, I found a white
> larva in a shallow groove cut into the tree. I killed it, and poked
> around, removing all the gum and poking a wire into anything loose,
> including one extremely short "tunnel" that was full of gum. (I removed
> that gum, too.) I have left it exposed, and will keep an eye on it for the
> next couple of weeks.
> I have a friend with a horseradish plant who would, I'm sure, be happy to
> give me some pieces. But he warns me against it, saying it is weedy and
> large and ugly and impossible to remove once planted. I'm curious what
> others think. The tree is in a very visible spot, sort of the center of my
> back yard.
> eastern MA, zone 6
> Begin forwarded message:
>> Date: October 7, 2011 2:55:08 PM EDT
>> To: "list at ginda.us" <list at ginda.us>
>> Subject: Gumosis in prunus?
>> This may be "Peach tree borer"
>> Scrape the soil from around the tree to expose the larvae tunnels.
>> Poke some flexible wire into the tunnels to kill and extract the white
>> Leave exposed and watch for further excrement/chaff ,..to make sure you
>> got them all.
>> If left to feed all winter the tree will be killed by spring.
>> I have found that horseradish planted at the base of prunus trees seeems
>> to deter the adult female moth from laying her eggs.
>> ----- Forwarded Message -----
>> From: Ginda Fisher <list at ginda.us>
>> To: NAFEX Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>> Sent: Friday, September 30, 2011 9:30:37 AM
>> Subject: [NAFEX] Gumosis in apricots?
>> While weeding today, I noticed a big clump of jelly at the base of a
>> 2-year-old apricot tree. It's a clump about 1.5" by 1" by 1". Parts are
>> completely clear, and parts are caramel brown.
>> is there any hope for this tree? Is there anything I ought to do to help
>> Eastern Mass., zone 6
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