[NAFEX] Apple bags vs. nylons

Applesrgoodforu at aol.com Applesrgoodforu at aol.com
Mon Sep 28 22:06:20 EDT 2009


This was the first year I tried the Nylons. I did get a few CM chew  
through. All my nylons came off easy and will be used next year. It made a big  
difference in my backyard orchard. Dan Ester
Eugene, Or
 
 
In a message dated 9/26/2009 8:00:10 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,  p
hainopepla at yahoo.com writes:

We tried  the nylons at my parent's place in Seattle and I can say it will 
be the last  time, but for a different reason.  The nylons did absolutely 
nothing to  stop our Coddling Moth problem.  Apple Maggot, yes, coddling moth, 
 no.  It seems like they just chewed right through the nylons.  On  top of 
that, as the apple expands and stretches the nylon, they get runs in  them 
just like a pair of panty hose.  Once that happens, they are  worthless.  It 
would be nice if they were reuseable but 90% of ours  weren't after one 
season..  Maybe we just did something  wrong?

Michael


Michael Dossett
Corvallis,  Oregon
www.Mdossettphoto.com
phainopepla at yahoo.com


--- On  Sat, 9/26/09, Jim Fruth <jimfruth at charter.net> wrote:

> From:  Jim Fruth <jimfruth at charter.net>
> Subject: [NAFEX] Apple bags vs.  nylons
> To: "NAFEX" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date:  Saturday, September 26, 2009, 7:26 AM
>     This year I  tested
> "Apple Maggot Control Bags (nylon)" that I bought 
> from  Raintree versus Zip-Lock Bags with unbagged apples for
> a  control.  It 
> will definitely be my last purchase of the nylon  bags!
>     Both bag types were effective against  Apple
> Maggot but fungi was a big 
> problem with the nylon  bags.  Blotch and Fly Speck are
> problems here that 
>  affect the outer surface of apples.  Both wash off
> with a bit of  'elbow 
> grease' and a Scotch Brite pad but having to clean  every
> apple is a nuisance 
> and not cost effective.
>  Surprisingly, there was much more Blotch and
> Fly Speck  on the nylon 
> bagged apples than on the unbagged apples. 
>  Predictably, only a few apples 
> with Zip Lock Bags had any and those  that did had a small
> amount at the stem 
> end.  An  exception was that the earliest summer apples
> (Beacon and Yellow  
> Transparent) were not affected with the fungi.
>      In conclusion, it is nice that, unlike
> plastic bags that break down  
> after being exposed to prolonged sunlight, the nylons can
> be  reused again. 
> I'll be using the nylons on my earliest summer apples  and
> all others will be 
> bagged with Zip Lock bags.
>  
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN   56472
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