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Re: We're waiting...


Jim,
The quote I used came from:
http://www.ipmofalaska.com/files/TMV.html

However, the other 2 bulletins I read - one from Ohio State; the other from
Australia Ag - did not mention this. They didn't discount it either.

Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James R. Fisher" <garrideb@well.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] We're waiting...


> Cersgarden@aol.com wrote:
> > In a message dated 3/17/04 4:14:02 PM, jsinger@igc.org writes:
> >
> > << I would also think that tobacco smoke, with its ability to spread
> > tobacco mosaic virus and who knows what else, would be a no-no in any
> > nursery. >>
> >
> > This is definitely my thought too!
> >     Ceres
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>     I have heard this, and the contrary as well. I'm not certain it's
> true truth vs. horticultural legend.
>     I find it difficult to imaging how an organic virus could survive
> unscathed after being heated to glowing red heat in the tip of a
> cigarette.
>     Can anyone supply _evidence_ of its accuracy from, say, university
> or USDA peer-reviewed investigation ?
> -jrf
> -- 
> Jim Fisher
> Vienna, Virginia USA
> 38.9 N 77.2 W
> USDA Zone 7
> Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]
>
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