[NAFEX] nafex Digest, Vol 51, Issue 23

Jean & Lyle Cherney lcherney at athenet.net
Wed Apr 11 20:21:40 EDT 2007


Re: nafex Sprayer Cleaning

I use panty hose over a funnel. When I get done, I use a water hose nozzle
to wash out the panty hose for the next batch

Lyle C


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>    1. Re: nafex Sprayer Cleaning (oowonbs at netscape.net)
>    2. Re: Boron and other things (Lucky.PIttman at murraystate.edu)
>    3. Re: foundation of agriculture (Lucky.PIttman at murraystate.edu)
>    4. Pronounciation (TIM INMAN)
>    5. Re: foundation of agriculture (Thomas Olenio)
>    6. Everything's Dead (Zeugitai)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 07 Apr 2007 12:08:49 -0400
> From: oowonbs at netscape.net
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] nafex Sprayer Cleaning
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> Long time no see, Tom!
>
> May I suggest that some pwders do not dissolve well...
>
> Settling can be an issue as these powders may be impure,
>
> and have some non-dissolvables.
>
>
>
> But off the top, I'd say try a blender.  Then allow this
>
> to settle in a clear tall drinking glass (one time only,)
>
> to test THAT powder for settleables. If any of these are
>
> toxic, dedicate a blender to that use. Plastic bodies/jars
>
> are susceptable to aborbtion and some cross contamination,
>
> but are a few bucks or GoodWill. Separate gaskets will be
>
> needed, and why not use your old blade, and get a new one
>
> for margaritas... Of course, lacking these, you could
>
> use a disposable coffee filter.
>
>
>
> Watch out for plastic absorption if you use this filter
>
> frame for coffee too. Melita's are $5. A plastic strainer
>
> and a napkin or paper towel even, for today.
>
>
>
> Grow ON!
>
> BillSF9c
>
>
>
> .....orig msg.....
>
> Hello All,
>
>
>
> I have a question for all small, pump sprayer users.
>
>
>
> I have two one gallon, pump sprayers, and no matter how diligent I am with
>
> rinsing either with water, and water with dish soap after usage, I cannot
>
> get half way through spraying my one gallon of spray, without the darn tip
>
> clogging.
>
>
>
> I premix my powders with warm water in a glass jar, shake them up, then
add
>
> that concentrate to sprayer.  I even use reverse osmosis filtered water
>
> thinking that hard water was my issue and I still have tip clogging
>
> problems.
>
>
>
> Is there a secret to prevent tip clogging in small pump sprayers?  I am
>
> totally frustrated and disgusted with the tip clogging problem at this
>
> point.
>
>
>
> I have even filled them with warm soapy water after rinsing and allowed
that
>
> to all spray out, and still I get the problems.  Should I use vinegar or
>
> ammonia as a final rinse?
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> Tom
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> Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2007 11:26:28 -0500
> From: "Lucky.PIttman at murraystate.edu" <Lucky.PIttman at murraystate.edu>
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Boron and other things
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> Jason McArthur wrote:
> I think we should be able to agree that water is the foundation of
> life.   Farming practices which don't pollute water are more
> sustainable than those that do.   Huge amounts of Nitrogen
> Phosphorous dumped into mistreated soil become pollutants, but just
> because a farmer occasionally reaches for some Imidan doesn't mean
> they over-fertilize.
>
> Indeed.  Most farmers do not 'over-fertilize' - it doesn't make economic
sense to apply more of any input than is
> necessary, especially when most producers are functioning on a very tight
(or negative) profit margin.
> Much of the 'over-fertilization' and chemical runoff problem we've
encountered through the years, with regard to
> water sources, must be laid at the feet of homeowners with unfettered
access, to fertilizers and lawn chemicals in
> their quest for the ever 'greener' LAWN - with no training and no
culpability for excessive applications.  Them,
> and the folks maintaining golf courses.
>
>
> Lucky
>
>
>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2007 11:34:05 -0500
> From: "Lucky.PIttman at murraystate.edu" <Lucky.PIttman at murraystate.edu>
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] foundation of agriculture
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> How many farmers do you think are going into tobacco today?  It is all
about
> market demand, and economics, which are driven by consumers.  Change the
> consumer, change farming.
>
> Tobacco's not a good analogy for this argument, Tom.
> There's actually more tobacco being grown today than ever - but since the
government price support program is now
> gone, the small 'family' farms that grew small acreages/allotments of
tobacco are now phasing out of the equation,
> and larger operations are free to grow as much tobacco as they care to -
they're no longer limited, as the
> government has now gotten out of the tobacco price control business, and
it's now a free-market system, with
> growers contracting with 'big tobacco' to grow X number of acres or X
pounds of tobacco for X number of dollars.
>
> Lucky
>
>
>
>
>
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> Message: 4
> Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2007 11:48:11 -0500
> From: "TIM INMAN" <TIM at HISTORICINTERIORS.COM>
> Subject: [NAFEX] Pronounciation
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> Obviously, with these freezes, we're out of fruit tree questions to work
on. . . .  How do I know you?  A rose by any other name .  .  .  .
>
> Tim Inman
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> From: "Thomas Olenio" <tolenio at sentex.net>
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] foundation of agriculture
> To: "'North American Fruit Explorers'" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
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> Hi,
>
>
>
> My underlying point being that preaching to farmers and agriculturists
about
> the virtues of organic and standard agricultural practices will not change
> consumer demand one iota, and its consumer demand that drives commercial
> agricultural practice.
>
>
>
> Later,
>
> Tom
>
>
>
> PS: We have tobacco farmers in Ontario crying for a bailout to switch from
> tobacco to standard crops with the shrinking market demand.  Their greed
> exceeded their reach.  They gambled, lost and now want a public bailout
for
> a crop that killed hundred of thousands of the public.  Really bad
business
> people in my estimation.
>
>
>
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> Lucky.PIttman at murraystate.edu
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> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] foundation of agriculture
>
>
>
>
>
> How many farmers do you think are going into tobacco today?  It is all
about
>
> market demand, and economics, which are driven by consumers.  Change the
>
> consumer, change farming.
>
>
>
> Tobacco's not a good analogy for this argument, Tom.
>
> There's actually more tobacco being grown today than ever - but since the
> government price support program is now
>
> gone, the small 'family' farms that grew small acreages/allotments of
> tobacco are now phasing out of the equation,
>
> and larger operations are free to grow as much tobacco as they care to -
> they're no longer limited, as the
>
> government has now gotten out of the tobacco price control business, and
> it's now a free-market system, with
>
> growers contracting with 'big tobacco' to grow X number of acres or X
pounds
> of tobacco for X number of dollars.
>
>
>
> Lucky
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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> From: Zeugitai <zeugitai at gmail.com>
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> A walk around outside today confirmed that it's all dead: Rose of Sharon,
> Holly, Cape Myrtle, various flower bushes, Japanese Persimmon tree,
grapes,
> plums, pears, nearly everything.  I wonder about my mature pecan trees,
how
> the young growth will come through this, or if it will be dead, too.
> Prediction is for 22 tonight.  (NE AR)  It's heartbreaking.
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