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Re: [SPAM] RE: [SPAM] RE:challenge to breeders

  • Subject: Re: [SPAM] RE: [SPAM] RE:challenge to breeders
  • From: "Linda Smith" <irisgrower@cableone.net>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 09:21:41 -0700

Do you live in AZ?  I thought you lived in the midwest from your first e-mails?? 
I hope we don't have them in AZ.!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Linda
-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 02/19/07 09:14:09
Subject: [SPAM] RE: [SPAM][iris-photos] RE:challenge to breeders
 

Can you provide the picture of the trap and instructions how to build it. Between the bats and traps and moving to Arizonia I might lick this problem :)
 
-------------- Original message --------------
From: "karl becker" <kbecker95@wi.rr.com>

YOU CAN MAKE A MOTH TRAP.THE MOTH THAT LAI THER EGGS ARE ONLY OUT AT NIGHT .

.A MEMBER FROM OUER CLUB CAN SEND YOU A PICTURE.THE EMAIL ADDRESS IS irisgrower7@cs.com


From: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com [mailto:iris-photos@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of TOM TOWLE
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2007 7:38 PM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [SPAM][iris-photos] RE:challenge to breeders

Would it be possible to genetically engineer a TB iris against borers? This seems like a useful thing. I noticed that some of iris are not as susceptible to borers as others ? maybe they taste different? Could you breeders turn on that gene switch? That might

Be as desirable to the gardening public rather than a truly red iris or spoons and it would make a great plant even greater and more fully functional.


From: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com [mailto:iris-photos@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of TOM TOWLE
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2007 6:59 PM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [iris-photos] Discussion on Iris borers

Thanks for the advice but I did state non chemical means or alternatives to chemicals. So far I have not used anything but organic food for my plants and I would like to keep it that way as I do not wish to absorb any systemics myself as I like to lounge about it the flowerbeds J


From: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com [mailto:iris-photos@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of TOM TOWLE
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2007 2:53 PM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [iris-photos] Discussion on Iris borers

I am looking for alternatives to chemical control of iris borers here in the Midwest.

I grow an acre of tall bearded and also some Siberians. I found a lot of borer cocoons buried beneath a row of Siberians that I was moving this fall. I know borers can?t hurt the tiny rootlets of the Siberian but maybe they could be lures for overwintering?

I also heard about some nematodes that offer promise but don?t know where to find a supplier.

If any Irsarians know I would be appreciative.

Tom

 

 
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