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Re: School Project help

CCREDUX@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 8/16/1998 6:07:35 PM Central Daylight Time,
> mthoupt@sccoast.net writes:[In respect of a proposed experiment/display,
> described below:]
> <<  Specifically, I mean to find which species or cultivars of hosta
>  do slugs prefer/avoid, and why.  There must be a reason why some hostas
>  are more resistant to slugs than others.  I'm guessing that it has to do
>  with leaf thickness.  Would you agree, or can you think of another
>  possible factor?  Maybe you'd have some other suggestions for the
>  experiment?  >>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> --------------------------------
> I don't think the thickness of the leaf is a factor. If you will notice, a,
> say, H.'Puckered Giant', the leaves of which are quite thick, slugs will
> nibble away at it.
> To be sure, I have never seen any slug damage on my 'Sum and Substance';yet,
> 'Invincible' is prime slug bait here. There are also some rather "thinned-
> leaf" hostas that slugs avoid, even though similar hostas, in the same
> vicinty, are eaten.
> I think your experiment has a lot of merit. I have noticed that gold cum
> chartruese hostas are avoided by slugs, no matter what the thickness of the
> leaf.
> As far as other displays, what about showing leaves of hostas that are
> "infected" by:
> 1. Slugs
> 2. Cutworms
> 3. Black Vine Weevils
> 4. Viruses
> 5. Foliar nematodes
> 6. Cholrosis
> 7. Anathracnose
> 8. Crown Rot (Fungus)
> 9. Lack of Water
> 10. Genetic "browning" of leaves.
> 11. Sun scalding
> 12. Sowbugs
> AND then have at each display, have a chart of the remedies.
> Good Luck! And Best Wishes!
 Wow! Excellent suggestions Clyde.  I'm wondering if slug tolerance may
have something to do with the kind of slugs in the area.  You said
Invinsible is slug bait, but here they don't come near it.  Resonance on
the other hand....
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