[NAFEX] Spring pest questions

Bruce Hansen brucedhansen at sbcglobal.net
Mon May 2 12:32:49 EDT 2005


Anton:

I have purchased skions from Foxwelp and have not had a problem They quit
selling wood. Something about their Mother Trees and the property they live
on.

Bruce

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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Anton Callaway
Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 11:29 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Spring pest questions


Ginda,

The local garden store sold Imidan last year to unlicensed folks, but the
rules for the product may have changed.

I got my Ashmead's Kernel scionwood from the Foxwhelp Farms or some such
name... I can't remember, but they were the folks that were associated with
Trees of Antiquity when they first took over from Sonoma Antique Apple
nursery.  I can't rule out that the stock had the virus, but the same lot of
stock was used to graft many cultivars and only the AK had the virus
symptoms.  Really impressive, bright yellow splotches on green.  It only
showed symptoms in cool weather- a sign that the plant was fighting off the
virus when the PTGS defense mechanism was active (in hot weather).  Anyway,
I yanked the tree, but as an afterthought, I thought I should double-check
with those more experienced with this cultivar.

Thanks,

Anton

BTW, I apologize if you got one of those obnoxious challenge messages.  I've
adjusted my spam filter so that shouldn't happen again.

-----Original Message-----
From: list at ginda.us
Sent: May 1, 2005 10:31 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>,
	Anton Callaway <marillen at earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Spring pest questions


On May 1, 2005, at 10:22 AM, Anton Callaway wrote:

> I know that Spring has arrived in North Carolina because the curculios
> have come out in force in the orchard.  It reminded me of several
> questions that I have been meaning to ask of fellow NAFEXers.
>
> 1.  Is Imidan still on the market?  I can't seem to get it locally
> even though it was available last year.  Curculios are the number one
> stone fruit pest here and I am constantly looking for the safest,
> effective control that doesn't freak out the HOA.  Surround is safe,
> but is considered "not aesthetically pleasing" by the local politburo.

I vaguely recall something about Imidan being restricted to licensed
applicators, but you should wait until someone who actually knows
something chimes in.

> 4.  Does Ashmead's Kernel have variegated leaves?  I figured the
> answer is "no" and I just got some virus-infected scionwood, but I
> wanted to check to see if my roguing was justified.

My Ashmead's Kernal does not have variegated leaves.  Neither does the
one tree at the local PYO place that grows it.  From where did you get
your scion wood?  (If it's a commercial place that other NAFEXers might
shop at.)

Ginda

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