[NAFEX] water absorbing gel
tanistanis at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 12 16:14:47 EST 2004
Before you invest in this, I vaguely recall seeing an article about some
problems with one of these materials. If memory serves, it wasn't
adequately tested as to toxity (dermal/contact) and environmental hazards
(groundwater). Does this sound familiar to anyone ? And do you have
immediate access to this article for posting ? (Not sure if I could find
----Original Message Follows----
From: "Michael Glassford" <glassfordm at hotmail.com>
Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] water absorbing gel
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 14:29:40 -0500
I haven't tried it, but Fedco carries a brand called Agri-gel in their 2004
Trees catalog (page 23).
Mark Lee wrote:
> I have been reading about the use of water absorbing polymer gels as
> a way of helping plants through drought conditions. This material is
> similar to what goes into disposable diapers that makes them so
> get alot of rain in Seattle except in the summer. I would like to do an
> experiment this summer to see if adding these polymer gel crystals to the
> will help my raspberry plants get by with less watering during the dry
> summer months.
> I would be intersted in hearing about a good place to order water
> absorbing polymer gel, and about any experiences growing fruit with the
> this material.
> -Mark Lee, Seattle
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