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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Roy Brubaker of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">Mifflintown</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">PA</st1:State></st1:place>
told the story of how a newspaper article came out about his bat houses and the
bats at his farm.&nbsp; Upon reading the article, a neighbor lady phoned <st1:City
w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Roy</st1:place></st1:City> and complained, &#8220;I
don&#8217;t like to have bats around.&#8221;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><font size=2
  color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
  color:navy'>Roy</span></font></st1:place></st1:City><font size=2 color=navy
face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'> asked
her, &#8220;Have you seen mosquitoes around recently?&#8221;&nbsp; &#8220;Have
you been bothered with cucumber beetles?&#8221;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>After the lady stopped and thought about
answering those questions with, &#8220;No&#8221; she seemed to calm down.&nbsp;
<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Roy</st1:place></st1:City>&#8217;s
land borders a creek/river and those pests had been a problem.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>We have used PVC pipe bent in small hoops
and covered with row cover over eggplants.&nbsp; These hoops are less than 36&#8221;
high in the center.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
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<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Tahoma;font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><font size=2
face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>
market-farming-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:market-farming-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] <b><span style='font-weight:
bold'>On Behalf Of </span></b>Shawnee Flowerfarmer<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Saturday, November 18, 2006
9:58 PM<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b>
market-farming@lists.ibiblio.org<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> Re: [Market-farming]
cucumbers</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>I
would like to hear of any organic cucumber beetle control that other growers
have tried.&nbsp; (I&nbsp; think that bats wouldn't help since they are
nocturnal when the beetles aren't active)&nbsp; I know of people using the
kaolin clay sprays-but those get expensive too.</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Floating
row covers help somewhat but make harvesting a hassle.&nbsp; The Cornell
organic website describes a study that used certain cucurbit crops as traps
outside the field of plants that were to be cropped.&nbsp; The idea is that
some cucurbits are more quickly attractive to the beetle than others and that
with careful timing and handling, you can eliminate the beetle from their
favorite plant while protecting your crop.&nbsp; </span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><font size=2 face=Arial><span
  style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Shawnee</span></font></st1:place></st1:City><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>, zone 5</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><font size=1 face=Tahoma><span
style='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Tahoma'>From: <i><span style='font-style:
italic'>&quot;Christine &amp; Marlin&quot; &lt;glenecofarm@planetcomm.net&gt;</span></i><br>
Reply-To: <st1:PersonName w:st="on"><i><span style='font-style:italic'>Market
 Farming</span></i></st1:PersonName><i><span style='font-style:italic'>
&lt;market-farming@lists.ibiblio.org&gt;</span></i><br>
To: <i><span style='font-style:italic'>&quot;'<st1:PersonName w:st="on">Market
 Farming</st1:PersonName>'&quot; &lt;market-farming@lists.ibiblio.org&gt;</span></i><br>
Subject: <i><span style='font-style:italic'>Re: [Market-farming] cucumbers</span></i><br>
Date: <i><span style='font-style:italic'>Sat, 18 Nov 2006 21:01:07 -0500</span></i><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Carla,</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Do you not have cucumber beetles?&nbsp; Do
you have bats controlling the population of beetles or do you spray to kill the
cucumber beetles?</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Diva cucumber is certainly my favorite
variety for flavor when raw.</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Christine Burkholder</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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