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  • From: "Thetes_Mark_Straka" <>
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  • Subject: [NAFEX] Scare Tactics and a Reference Book - Recommendations?
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 08:37:02 -0700

I just saw a "prowler owl" with a four-foot wingspan to mount on a 1/2" pole to scare off bird pests (on eBay:  I was wondering if anyone has used this or something like this, and of course, how effective it is.  [By the way, what's the opposite of "decoy?"]
I'm trying to read Fred Brison's Pecan Culture, but I'm having trouble getting through Chapter Two.  It is laced with vocabulary like: pericycle, acropetal, xylem, parenchyma, schlerenchyma, medullary ray tissue, abscission, sessile flowers, bract, apical dominance, perianth, peduncle, and I could go on.  I am in bad need of some reference work that will get me up to speed (hopefully illustrated!) and I'm soliciting recommendations right now.  Thank you all very much.
I'm a rank beginning pecan orchardist.
Mark Straka

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