[NAFEX] Fwd: Can you identify this?

mIEKAL aND dtv at mwt.net
Thu May 31 08:56:45 EDT 2007


In reference to the thread circulating the last few days, I sent  
photos of the red & green spikey growths on the leaves of my beach  
plums.  (& from Shirley's description, I believe this is what is on  
her grapes.)

~mIEKAL

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> From: "Dahl, Robert A - DATCP" <Robert.Dahl at datcp.state.wi.us>
> Date: May 31, 2007 7:34:38 AM CDT
> To: "mIEKAL aND" <dtv at mwt.net>
> Subject: RE: Can you identify this?
>
> Those are eriophyid mite galls. They are only cosmetic and don't  
> affect
> fruit production. Not much to be done about them as they are  
> cyclical in
> populations. You don't know from year to year whether they will be
> prolific. Just enjoy the red galls they make, they are kind of
> beautiful.
>
> Robert Dahl
> Chief, Plant Protection
> Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
> PO Box 8911
> Madison, WI 53718
> Phone: 608.224.4573
> Fax: 608.224.4656
> Email: robert.dahl at wisconsin.gov
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mIEKAL aND [mailto:dtv at mwt.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:53 PM
> To: Dahl, Robert A - DATCP
> Subject: Can you identify this?
>
>
> These have appeared on beach plums in my 3 acre permaculture
> demonstration.  Someone on one of my lists says they are egg casings.
> Do you happen to know what insect produces these, or who I could ask?
>
> thanks
>
> ~mIEKAL aND
>
>
>

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