[NAFEX] apple borers

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Sun May 9 08:49:29 EDT 2004

I have one tree with window screen and a foam collar.  The foam is just  
a bit of stray packing material that I tucked between the screen and  
the bark, so I could pull the screen up tight at the top without  
cutting into the bark.


On May 9, 2004, at 8:44 AM, del stubbs wrote:

> Since my orchard is also 6 years old you got me wondering - so I went  
> to Google, clicked on 'Images' and typed in  - Apple Borers
> here is the url
> http://images.google.com/images?q=apple+borer&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF 
> -8&oe=ISO-8859-1&start=0&sa=N
> there is one fair picture of an infected tree
> I have window screen but no foam collars, how do you hold the collars  
> in place?
> Yesterday was apple and pear grafting day, too much fun,  Del
> Del Stubbs  http://www.pinewoodforge.com  ag zone2/3
>> As a beginning apple grower in New England, with a small orchard of
> >dwarf trees, what do I need to know about apple borers?  I have put
> >up window screen cylinders with foam collars to keep borers out,  
> and
> >I am willing to scout the trees regularly.  However, I don't know
> >how big a hole I should be looking for.  Any one have any
> >recommendations for how to deter and how to recognize borer damage
> >in apples?
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