[NAFEX] nafex Digest, Vol 42, Issue 50

beth mccrindle bvmcc at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 20 16:53:44 EDT 2006


There are an incredibly large number of Japaneses
Beatles in my backyard orchard. They seem to be usung
my grape arbor as their base. Hand picking was futile.
What spray suggestions might you have?
Kevin McCrindle, Waterloo,IA Zone 4b.

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>    1. Re: blackberries (Kieran and Donna)
>    2. Interesting sites (Lon J. Rombough)
>    3. New cherries (Lon J. Rombough)
>    4. Plum Pox in NY (Lon J. Rombough)
>    5. Fruit Forward in "Pastry Flip" (Spidra
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>    6. Buying chemicals (lee elliott)
>    7. Japanese Beetle Damage (Scott Williamson)
>    8. Inexpensive Plum Curculio lure (Jim Fruth)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 22:30:10 -0500
> From: "Kieran and Donna" <redherring at tnaccess.com>
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] blackberries
> To: "North American Fruit Explorers"
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> Blackberry wine is VERY good.  Jeff Poppen, who used
> to be in NAFEX, has
> long been known for his homemade wines.  He would
> always donate a few
> bottles to fund raising auctions, and some went for
> outrageous prices
> because people knew they were good and that their
> money was going to a good
> cause.  Wine is a lot less work than jelly or jam,
> and keeps at least as
> long.
>     Most of our blackberries are eaten fresh though.
>  We crush the berries,
> crush some graham crackers, and add either yogurt,
> cream cheese, or wine.  I
> don't know if there is any kind of commercial
> possibility in this.
>     Now that I think of it though, I met a local
> woman who says they pick
> wild blackberries on their property for a month or
> so every year and sell
> the berries, netting about $2,000 to $3,000 a year. 
> After they got rid of
> their cattle she had to learn to prune the plants
> properly.  They have been
> doing it long enough that they no longer need to run
> an ad in the paper most
> years, they just call folks on their list.    Donna
> 
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> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 21:02:36 -0700
> From: "Lon J. Rombough" <lonrom at hevanet.com>
> Subject: [NAFEX] Interesting sites
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> Several interesting fruit sites on this website. 
> Some of them link to 
> NAFEX and the CRFG, among others.
> http://www.farms.com/fruit/default.asp
> -Lon Rombough
> Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape
> Grower, at 
> http://www.bunchgrapes.com  Winner of the Garden
> Writers Association 
> "Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
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> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 21:37:30 -0700
> From: "Lon J. Rombough" <lonrom at hevanet.com>
> Subject: [NAFEX] New cherries
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> The New York State Agricultural Experiment Station
> in Geneva and 
> International Plant Management, Inc. have released
> two new processing 
> cherry varieties. For long-time cherry growers,
> these varieties might 
> have familiar names. Andersen, a stem-on cocktail
> cherry, is named 
> after Dr. Robert Andersen, a cherry breeder in
> Geneva who retired last 
> year. Andersen is a large, acidic cherry with a
> bright-pink blush and 
> resistance to bacterial canker. It is very
> well-suited for stem-on 
> shaker harvest. Meanwhile, Nugent is a yellow cherry
> with a spreading 
> tree that bears very heavily. Its namesake is Jim
> Nugent, coordinator 
> of Michigan State University?s Northwest Michigan
> Horticultural 
> Research Station. The cherry is an excellent
> pollinator with good crack 
> resistance. For more information on either of these
> cherries, call 
> 800-424-2765.
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> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 21:38:35 -0700
> From: "Lon J. Rombough" <lonrom at hevanet.com>
> Subject: [NAFEX] Plum Pox in NY
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> This past week, USDA's laboratory in Beltsville, MD,
> confirmed the 
> first presence of plum pox virus in New York. The
> state's Department of 
> Agriculture and Markets detected positive results on
> plum tree leaf 
> samples from an orchard in Niagara County, 5 miles
> from plum pox 
> eradication zones in Canada. Survey specialists are
> currently surveying 
> a 5-mile radius of the area, and will likely
> establish an eradication 
> program that could include quarantines and removal
> of infested 
> orchards.
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> Message: 5
> Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 22:09:45 -0700
> From: Spidra Webster <spidra at speakeasy.net>
> Subject: [NAFEX] Fruit Forward in "Pastry Flip"
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