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Re: watering hosta gardens with irrigation system?

  • Subject: Re: watering hosta gardens with irrigation system?
  • From: butch ragland wilddog_202@yahoo.com
  • Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 07:05:44 -0700 (PDT)

I don't think foliar nematodes are as big a problem as
we make them. The thing we have to fear is the fear of
foliar nematodes.
15 years ago when I first heard of foliar nematodes at
the Chicago Winter Scientific Conference they were
going to ruin hosta as a landscape plant.
Since then who has developed a effective treatment for
foliar nematodes? Without a way to kill them why
haven't they taken over everyones gargen. Who treats
for foliar nematodes and how effective is your
I'm not asking if anyone has ever seen foliar
nematode's on a hosta, who has a serious problem or
who do you know who has a serious problem. I'm asking
if you've ever heard of anyone, have you ever seen a
garden with a severe nematode problem. 
Finally how do you control the rain, if it was such a
big problem then everyone ourside of Arizona would
have a severe nematode problem.
Slugs are a far, far, far bigger problem.

--- Dan & Lu <hostanut@Bellsouth.net> wrote:

> Ran,
> Foliar nematodes also live in the soil. What would
> keep them from getting in
> a drip system, particularly the spongy hose
> type........and be carried down
> the line to the plants down stream?
> I like the idea of drip systems but I wonder if
> submerged spongy hose types
> could carry diseases or nematodes around the garden.
> Dan and Lu
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <ranbl@netsync.net>
> To: <hosta-open@hort.net>
> Cc: <hosta-open@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 10:19 AM
> Subject: RE: watering hosta gardens with irrigation
> system?
> > All
> > Before you have a "system" installed, consider
> some facts.  Foliar
> > nematodes, in hostas are spread by water.  That
> includes running water
> > and splashing water.  They "ride" in the larger
> droplets and streaming
> > water.  The problem with heavy watering ( and of
> course rain) is that
> > splashing effect is enhanced.  I think watering
> with a soaker hose
> > system is proving to be better.  It causes no
> running and little splash
> > & gets you max. use of the water supplied.
> > Ran Lydell
> > Eagle Bay Gardens
> > 10749 Bennett Rd.
> > Dunkirk,  NY  14048 (Zone 6 sometimes)
> >> I think the best test is to actually measure the
> water being applied and
> >> adjust watering times accordingly.
> >>
> >> Richard
> >
> >
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