[NAFEX] Fruit trees under powerlines
aleguy33 at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 16 17:29:44 EDT 2009
Can't say anything about power lines, but I've heard that tomato seeds that have been into outer space are really high powered. Maybe all we need is for a seed company to develop its own space program. Might be a little pricey though.
From: William C. Garthright <billg at inebraska.com>
To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 8:14:52 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Fruit trees under powerlines
> Next to the orchard is a field alternately planted in soybeans and
> corn. I've never been able to see an increase in height under the
> lines. I don't have access to harvest records therefore have no idea
> about production increase or decrease under the lines.
That's why I've always questioned this claim, too. Here in Nebraska,
transmission lines cross and border crop fields all over the place, but
I've never noticed any difference in the nearby plants. I don't know if
it's been scientifically studied, but there's no obvious difference,
that I could ever see.
And farmers tend to be very unhappy about new transmission lines
crossing their land. If it actually boosted yields, you'd think they'd
welcome them (certainly along the edges of their fields). Well, there
are other considerations, too, no doubt.
Lincoln, NE (zone 5)
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