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Walnut Blogletter 17 August 2013
Obviously people enjoyed Jeffrey Feint’s account of his trip to China. This was a sample response: [Read more…] about Walnut Blogletter 17 – August 2013
Another welcome interruption to our usual blogletter fare; Jeffrey Feint has just come back from an exciting trip to China, and has generously shared it with us. I think you will gain some worthwhile insights, and it does what any blogletter should do; generate more questions!
As no-one put their hand up last time, saying they were still on dial-up, I have put in more pictures this time. If that clogs up your phone line big-time, let me know! I have had one or two people say they cannot open a Microsoft word file. If that is you, let me know (again), and I will start to keep track of you and send out a separate mailing list with a different system.*
All the best
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This blogletter 15 is so overdue that you probably had thought you had heard the last of me. My only consolation has been that you may have been just as busy with your bumper harvest and probably have not had time to read a blogletter anyway.
To break the log-jam, I am passing on this information compiled by David Whyte on Boron (link below). Yes, we are back on the subject of Boron deficiency, but I think you will agree when you read it that here is information that you need to know.
I have been restricting the number of photos in blogletters for the sake of those still on dialup internet connection. But maybe things have moved on, and this may not still be a problem. If you are still on dialup please let me know, as this communication depends on catering for the lowest common digital denominator.
Please keep sending me your comments. The normal blogletter format will resume shortly.
All the best
nick nelson parker
Since I had not heard about this conference I thought I would circulate this email via the blogletter mailing list
All the best
As you no doubt know there is the international conference on walnuts in S-E China this coming June, and I wondered if you had heard of any New Zealanders who are thinking of attending since so far I have not heard of any. I am vaguely thinking of attending since it would obviously be something different to our usual meetings, and might have a bit of tax deductibility.
Valda Muller sent me a note from the Australian walnut industry and they are looking at a tour group although I have not heard back from them whether they would allow any Kiwi travellers as well.
Jeffrey A Feint
Before we get on to the main subject of this blogletter, prompted by the news reports of roundup resistant weeds, we need to air responses to the last blogletter. You may recall, that the subject was fertilizer application, quickly followed by this.
A cautionary note about over fertilizing.
The benefit of this blogletter has been to see how differently people approach their walnut growing. I have been thinking about the possible responses to the fertilizer section of the last blogetter and have decided that a note of caution is in order before you start throwing around large amounts of fertilizer.
Here is an article I read. I cannot remember where, possibly in the Rural News, and I have condensed it. [Read more…] about ‘Roundup’ (glyphosate) resistance
Has any one any suggestions as to what is going on? [Read more…] about Oozing sores on trunk
US: Increased Californian walnut yield expected
Good weather seems to have lead to higher yields than anticipated for the Californian walnut industry. [Read more…] about Increased California yield expected