[NAFEX] documentry

Shambeda shambeda at epix.net
Tue Sep 20 18:36:07 EDT 2005


Yes, Rocky and Bullwinkle was excellent, but the best documentry is Dilbert.

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From: "Stephen Sadler" <Docshiva at Docshiva.org>
To: <jbarbowski at gmail.com>; "'North American Fruit Explorers'"
<nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] fruit bagging


> Yes, the squirrels here are uncannily bright.
>
> I refer you to the 1960s documentary series, "Rocky and Bullwinkle".
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>
>
> Stephen Sadler, Ph.D.
>
> USDA 9, AHS heat zone 8,
>
> Sacramento CA - Mediterranean climate
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> From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of John Barbowski
> Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 8:43 AM
> To: fuwafuwausagi at muchomail.com; North American Fruit Explorers
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] fruit bagging
>
>
>
> The wildlife in the States must be awfully intelligent. I used to get
> squirrel damage before bagging. For a two week period, the squirrels would
> come and sample an apple; one chunk and spit it out - no different than
> yesterday! With bagging, the deterrent appears overwhelming. I am tempted
to
> try it on my peaches next year, as long as the winter doesn't kill all my
> flower buds. Bird pecks and wasp damage are also at a minimum - much much
> less than totally bare.
>
>
>
> As for the zip lock, yes, there is an opening by the stem that I am sure
> contributes to some contamination. For me, the damage is minimal. I have
> removed bags that have half of the zip open and part of the apple is bare
to
> the elements - the apple was perfect! It seems that the most critical
period
> for the bags is when the apple is young and developing. The apple is
covered
> and I suspect cannot exude enough of its aromatic 'nectar' to entice the
> little crawlies.
>
>
>
> When applying the zip lok, I have lost the odd apple because I slightly
> twisted the apple. But the lock is never so tight that it "bites into the
> stem". As for the "sail" effect. I would suggest that this enhances the
> stability of the stem. The fruit stem is made of similar material as woody
> stems. A stationary stem of an apple tree is definitely not as sturdy as
one
> that waves in the wind.
>
>
>
> JB
>
> Can Zone 6b - just N of Toronto
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