[NAFEX] netting support for blueberries

Tidhar tstid at netvision.net.il
Wed Nov 9 16:50:15 EST 2005


Hi,
Did you ever see the low resolution photo that was
supposed to be attached ? If you did, could you please
forward it to me. The one that was supposed to be in the original letter
from Lee Reich did not come through on the message that reached me.
Thanks
Michael

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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of mIEKAL aND
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 21:45
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] netting support for blueberries

What's spread all over the ground?  It looks like ash...


On Nov 9, 2005, at 12:32 PM, lee reich wrote:

> I used to net my blueberries with a temporary, walk-in cage whose 
> uprights were 8' long metal electrical conduit pipes pounded into the 
> ground. I connected the tops with pvc plumbing pipe, putting T's at 
> appropriate places to sit on the metal pipes. I then draped netting 
> over the whole cage and held down the edges with metal stapes and 
> pieces of pipe.
>
> I recently upgraded to permanent side netting held up by locust posts 
> whose tops were joined by rebar. When fruit is ripening, I drape light 
> netting over the area and further support the middles with metal 
> conduit pipe capped by an overturned jar.
>
> Attached is a lo-resolution image of the uncovered cage.
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