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  • From: "philip sauber" <>
  • To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Scare Tactics and a Reference Book - Recommendations?
  • Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 20:42:45 -0600

My blackbirds and mockingbirds are smart enough to know a plastic owl when
they see one. My 2 "owls" from Lowes haven't stopped them from munching on
my persimmons and muscadines. I move them every day also. Neither did CDs
hung in the tree do anything. Netting works.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Thetes_Mark_Straka" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 08:37:02 -0700
To: <>
Subject: [NAFEX] Scare Tactics and a Reference Book - Recommendations?

> 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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