[NAFEX] Source for rubber grafting/budding strips?/caterpillars

tanis cuff tanistanis at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 12 23:26:21 EDT 2005


Upsetting, but interesting.  Can you ID them and post it?

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From: "Pete Benfield" <
To: <nafex@>
Subject: [NAFEX] Source for rubber grafting/budding strips?
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 19:36:46 -0500

Hey Lucky
I just go to an office supply store and get the 1/4" rubber bands. They do a
good job for me.
Also...grafted about 30 persimmons so far this spring and am having a
caterpillar problem. They climb up the stock and eat the emerging buds from
the scion.
I never saw anything take place like this before. It makes for an upsetting
experience.
Anyone have any tips on how to stop this?
Thanks
Pete in South MS





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