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Search: Posts Made By: louis14
Forum: Main Banana Discussion Yesterday, 09:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 706
Posted By Akula
Re: New concept GM high density field

Thanks for the update Louis!

That's a great photo showing your sprinkler system. Great water shot straight to the pstem area.

How much water is delivered through the irrigation system per plant...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 706
Posted By Best day
Re: New concept GM high density field

Thanks for the updates. It is really interesting to see how you plan and design these
Fields.

Bill
Forum: Main Banana Discussion Yesterday, 07:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 706
Posted By HMelendez
Re: New concept GM high density field

Louis,




Looking good!.....Amazing!.....You are doing an awesome job!.....Thanks for posting/sharing an update!.....Keep it up my friend!.....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-14-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Deflowering bananas.

Yes, at least in terms of thrips damage and decrease in cigar end rot. I actually left one one row over with all the flowers on it similar size, similar age. I will document the differences between...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 09-08-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By edwmax
Re: What's eating my Namwa leaves ?

I use Carbaryl a general garden spray. Fruit &veges can be harvested after 3 days (1 to 3 days; see directions). ... For you, I think a 1/2 dose will work applied twice during the month and...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 09-08-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By edwmax
Re: What's eating my Namwa leaves ?

You'e likely dealing with something similar to the white Fly or other nocturnal pests. these tend to hide on the backside of the plant leaf. ... A general pesticide spray should take care of...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-05-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 706
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: New concept GM high density field

That looks awesome. The plantains I planted were done at 1200 plants per acre. I though that number was really high. Twin rows 15 feet on center 5 feet between plants with a 10' drive row.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-05-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 706
Posted By Akula
Re: New concept GM high density field

Just re-read the thread and understand you are planting at a density of about 4,000 plants per acre. GM is a pretty big plant too. Waiting to see what happens when the plants are 3-4 meters...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-04-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,325
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: First macro propagation attempt

So far I have 2 large corms in soil and one is putting out shoots, the other one I just did the center drilling to "kill" the merristem. My other corms in sawdust are pretty small, and are not...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-23-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Gabe15
Re: Banana lost the central leaf and stop growing, how can i save it?

Looks like a Super Dwarf Cavendish. It flowered but then choked inside, very common with this cultivar. The bugs are just opportunistically feeding on the rot, they are not the cause. It will...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-23-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By edwmax
Re: Banana lost the central leaf and stop growing, how can i save it?

Not sure .... You said the pstem was 6 years old. They usually don't live that long. So I am not sure if the dying pstem attracted the bugs or if the bug caused the rot.


Anyway, I see several...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-22-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By Botanical_Bryce
Re: Giant grubs are eating my GM plantlets

In Florida sometimes palm weevils get down in the corms. I have had great luck using beneficial nematodes. I apply every spring and fall and no grubs.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-22-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Giant grubs are eating my GM plantlets

Imidacloprid would be my recommendation. Also, there are some biological grub controls, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14658514
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-22-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By edwmax
Re: Giant grubs are eating my GM plantlets

For this time of the year, deleting any compost from the soil mix would remove the grubs food source. ... And mixing a little pesticide into the soil mix would be easy for new plants being...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-21-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By sputinc7
Re: Giant grubs are eating my GM plantlets

Spectracide will get them good in grub form and it sounds like a bug zapper will work for adults. :D
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-21-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By Akula
Re: Giant grubs are eating my GM plantlets

You might review your operations to minimize any attractants for the beetles. I think they are attracted to light at night. They fly into the glass of my French doors fairly aggressively when I am up...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-21-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By Akula
Re: Giant grubs are eating my GM plantlets

That's nasty!! You need put a warning in the title!

Hopefully the guys who commercially farm have some solutions but I have encountered grubs in my lawn. I knocked them out with a product called...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-21-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By edwmax
Re: Giant grubs are eating my GM plantlets

Gee ... those beetles get very big. They are sub to the scarab beetle family. From my quick google, the larvae only eats decaying plant matter. But the adult will feed on fruit and plant sap. ...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-17-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,119
Posted By meizzwang
Re: Forcing K. Namwa to grow faster

Very true, On a small, hobby scale, pH and other minor factors don't matter. On a commercial scale, every detail counts, as it affects the bottom line.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-17-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By davejrronald
Re: Musa Basjoo slow growth in Missouri

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=63439&size=1

Growing nicely now, has really picked up it's growth rate the past few weeks.

Charles
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-17-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,119
Posted By bananimal
Re: Forcing K. Namwa to grow faster

Over the last 18 years growing bananas in S Florida. I found that what is most important for fast maximum growth is a high potassium fertilizer. The one I use comes from Diamond R Fert Co. ...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-16-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,119
Posted By Akula
Re: Forcing K. Namwa to grow faster

I understand the benefit of the established corn and root system for the first generation however its unclear to me how the prior growth should be leveraged by following generations (second, third,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-16-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,119
Posted By meizzwang
Re: Forcing K. Namwa to grow faster

These points have already been mentioned, but here's some more insight:
1) deleafing the lower leaves on younger, smaller plants when relying on rain for water might actually increase the growth rate...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-15-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 706
Posted By Akula
Re: New concept GM high density field

Thank you for the response Louis.

I think I will try your deleafing technique on one of my namwa pups to see if it grows faster in my patch. My namwas fully unroll a new leaf every seven days. If I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-15-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 706
Posted By edwmax
Re: New concept GM high density field

Don't forget the roots & corm still needs to develop & grow, so ground application is still needed when transplanting and about 45-60 days later for 30-40% total of fertilizer needs for pre-shooting...
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