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Re: We're waiting...NOW Smoking & Plants


The owners both have hort degrees from Purdue and worked for other tree
nurseries before going into business together.  I'm sure they are aware of
TMV, though vaguely.  It's probably of litttle interest to them because this
is a tree and shrub nursery. No greenhouse or any plants that appear to be
affected.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 9:39 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] We're waiting...NOW Smoking & Plants


> Kitty, I hadn't read the thread when I sent my earlier reply.  But, turns
> out your new employer is essentially rolling the dice if any of their
plants
> are in families affected by this virus.
>
> For ammo (and Jim, a couple sources):
>
> Sanitation: Avoid contamination of hands and clothing from diseased plants
> (such as tomatoes and peppers) or from tobacco products. Smokers are
> probably the main cause of most TMV-infected plants in the greenhouse.
> Cigarette and tobacco users can transmit TMV by touching plants and
> equipment. Workers should wash hands with soap and warm water or 3 per
cent
> trisodium orthophosphate before entering the crop. Wash working clothes as
> often as possible.
>
> http://www.ipmofalaska.homestead.com/files/TMV.html
>
> And U of Minnesota with a similar caution:
> The most common sources of virus inoculum for tobacco mosaic virus are the
> debris of infected plants that remains in the soil and certain infected
> tobacco products that contaminate workers hands. Cigars, cigarettes, and
> pipe tobaccos can be infected with tobacco mosaic virus. Handling these
> smoking materials contaminates the hands, and subsequent handling of
plants
> results in a transmission of the virus. Therefore, do not smoke while
> handling or transplanting plants.
>
> http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/DG1168.html
>
> Good luck, Kitty!
>
> Libby
> Maryland zone 6
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <Zemuly@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 8:58 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] We're waiting...NOW Smoking & Plants
>
>
> > In a message dated 3/17/2004 5:19:49 PM Central Standard Time,
> > kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> > Workers should wash hands with soap and warm water or 3 per
> > cent trisodium orthophosphate before entering the crop
> > During one of my "smoking spells"I worked for a friend who owns
> greenhouses.
> > She not only insisted on my washing my hands I had to also wear rubber
> > gloves.
> >
> > zem
> >
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