[NAFEX] Currant pine blister rust hazzard
lreich at hvc.rr.com
Thu Nov 12 16:14:18 EST 2009
An important reason why the restrictions were removed was because
white pine ceased to be an important timber crop. Also because it was
found that under ideal conditions disease spores could travel hundreds
I have seen blister rust on susceptible varieties of black currants,
and most varieties are susceptible. The most notable exceptions are
Consort, Crusader, Coronet, and many of the Russian varieties. I
believe that the person to whom you are referring is Greg Quinn whose
company is a www.aucurrant.com.
Lee Reich, PhD
Books by Lee Reich:
A Northeast Gardener's Year
The Pruning Book
Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
Landscaping with Fruit
On Nov 12, 2009, at 3:28 PM, Alan Haigh wrote:
> I thought the latest on the pine blister rust hazard of all currants
> as a threat to pines was that the threat was essentially bogus which
> was why NY State removed the restrictions on growing them. I know
> I've been growing susceptible varieties for a very long time right
> next to white pines with no issues so far. The last one to tell me
> that the fear was unfounded was the man who was attempting to
> create a black currant industry in the Hudson Valley and was about
> to open a processing plant for them. I forget the man's name but I
> bet one of you out there knows who I'm talking about. First name
> was Richard I think. _______________________________________________
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