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  • From: "Teghtmeyer, Suzanne R" <>
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  • Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Scare Tactics and a Reference Book - Recommendations?
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 09:24:56 -0500


Many of the terms you listed are basic plant / tree biology terms. Any basic botany book should define and place them in a context for you.

Meanwhile, a quick google search on some of the terms came up with the following sites:


Have fun!

----Suzi Teghtmeyer

Paul Evans Library of Fruit Science

Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station and Mid-America Viticulture and Enology Center,

Southwest Missouri State University, Mountain Grove Campus

Evans Library Homepage:

AgNIC Viticulture site:



From: [] On Behalf Of Thetes_Mark_Straka
Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2004 10:37 AM
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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