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Forum: Main Banana Discussion Yesterday, 08:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,532
Posted By louis14
Re: New concept GM high density field

Fruiting has begun, the pups were dug up mid march, spent two and a half months in the tent, then six and a half in the HD field. Nine months after separation, they are flowering....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-23-2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By louis14
Anionic surfactant

Hello again!

Is anyone using N70 sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES), an anionic detergent and surfactant as a spreader sticker for folear feeding and treatment?
I have got my hands on some and while...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-02-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,139
Posted By louis14
Re: 2018 Banana Patch: Pensacola, Florida

Nice bunches, looking fantastic Akula. Congrats!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-02-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,532
Posted By louis14
Re: New concept GM high density field

Quite right, it is of course always a small risk. That field is however less exposed from the northwesterly wind which can occasionally be cold as it passes over a nearby mountain. We had some leaf...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-02-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,532
Posted By louis14
Re: New concept GM high density field

A third HD field was finished today. 850 GM planted on 1000 m2. All of them issued from our own macro-propagation beds then nursed in our hardening tent.
A beautiful sight once the irrigation is...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-23-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,532
Posted By louis14
Re: New concept GM high density field

Cheers. From another angle. That stem on the right is over six feet tall.

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=64016&size=1...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-23-2018, 03:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,532
Posted By louis14
Re: New concept GM high density field

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=64010 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=64010&ppuser=26930)

Just under five months in the ground and all is well. The GM are still...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-17-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By louis14
Re: Photo upload is not working

Yep, I can upload again. The problem was on my end. I use an android tablet when I am in the field and the problem came from there.
Thanks to everyone for their input and yes, it was a size limit...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-17-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By louis14
Large tracks on recently flowered GM

We've had some nice bouts of rain for the last six weeks and here we go again, another bug is damaging the skin of the fruit on recently opened GM bunches.
Of course, no trace of the culprits.
It's a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-14-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By louis14
Photo upload is not working

Hello to all,
I have made several attempts to upload photos is the last 12 hours and there is clearly some problem as they don't upload. I am following the usual procedure that had always worked...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-14-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 542
Posted By louis14
Re: Hurricane Michael

I am hoping you guys got though this without suffering too much damage. Stay safe!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-05-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By louis14
Re: Is this a disease or damage from chlorinated water?

Thrips are invisible to the naked eye, the marks on the pstem are not such a big problem but if untreated, they will bore hundreds of holes in the skin of the fruit, lowering the value and a cause of...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-04-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By louis14
Re: Is this a disease or damage from chlorinated water?

Those black areas on the pseudostem look like thrip marks to me. We have the same in our fields and treat it with pesticide spraying. If this was my plant, I would encourage upward growth via severe...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-30-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,532
Posted By louis14
Re: New concept GM high density field

Fantastic advice, thanks in a million!
I will look into this with my foreman, I think I know where I get find the packings, if not I will contact the maker in Japan.
Once we get down to performing...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-30-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,532
Posted By louis14
Re: New concept GM high density field

I've been trying to upload the plan but there were some issues. It seems to be ok now. Many thanks for your knowledgeable input. Much appreciated, pumps is not my...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-29-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,532
Posted By louis14
Re: New concept GM high density field

Here is a close up of the centrifugal pump. The model is a Morita ME-5. I have the parts list that I got from a nice engineer in Japan. This photo is two years old, the suction hose has been changed...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-29-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,532
Posted By louis14
Re: New concept GM high density field

Our volume is still steady as it has been for the last six months since the first three fields started fruiting. Another four fields are on the way but it will be another eight months before they can...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-29-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,532
Posted By louis14
Re: New concept GM high density field

Centrifugal, yes!
Here are a recent photo of the beast. It starts and runs great.
Remember, we border the jungle

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=63786...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-29-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,532
Posted By louis14
Re: New concept GM high density field

Correct! Glued PVC class 8.5 pipes all the way, but we have some safety caps that will blow out like a rig hitting oil when the foreman forgets to open a valve. The suction pipe was replaced recently...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-29-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,532
Posted By louis14
Re: New concept GM high density field

Its quite a big piece of land and it's fully irrigated, so we have a Japan made fireman's pump with in theory a max discharge capacity of 2400 liters per minute @ 8 bar. This is run by a 5000 cc...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-29-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,532
Posted By louis14
Re: New concept GM high density field

Yesterday i measured the sprinkler flow rate, each of those green sprinklers spurts out 1,5 liters per minute which is massive. 20mn = 30 liters per plant. In 40 minutes, we pump 18,000 liters of...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 09-23-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By louis14
Re: White areas / spots on cigar

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=63694&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=63694&ppuser=26930)

We use a large agricultural sprayer boom in our plantation. If...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-23-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By louis14
Re: Snapped!

That was a nice plant! The corm (stump) should still develop a new central stem if it has kept apical dominance. If not it should bud from the sides. Make sure to keep the soil mix reasonably moist...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-22-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,532
Posted By louis14
Re: New concept GM high density field

Hi Akula

Right now it is the rainy season so we try not to water but if we have 3-4 days without rain then we will irrigate these young plants. During the dry season we normally water the bananas...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-22-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,532
Posted By louis14
Re: New concept GM high density field

We just today finished transplanting a second HD field. We are particularly proud as the 600 GM we transplanted are all issued from our own macro-propagation operation. The density has been decreased...
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