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Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 08-06-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,228
Posted By JoeReal
Successful Black Sigatoka Resistance in Bananas

Wish to share this with you:

" Current methods to control Black Sigatoka include fungicide applications, the annual cost of which is estimated at 30% of a typical grower’s total production cost and...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-01-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,231
Posted By JoeReal
Re: Still Think TX Star Can't Handle Zone6? - How About Zone 4?

Chong,

I'd like to ask for a real Texas Star pup from you. I can exchange it with something that you might be interested in.

Regards,

Joe
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-01-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,231
Posted By JoeReal
Re: Still Think TX Star Can't Handle Zone6? - How About Zone 4?

I ordered from TyTy nursery a few years back when it was still okay to ship to California. I paid for the Musa Texas Star. I planted it, waited for a couple of years, and it never grew beyond 4 ft...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 04-28-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,738
Posted By JoeReal
Re: Need a large pot ASAP

Harvey has a few 55-gallon plastic drums that can be converted into a pot. I can give you one of my old 55-gallon wine barrel if you can pick it up from my place. The shipping's gonna be an arm and a...
Forum: Tiki Hut 04-27-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By JoeReal
Re: So who's paying the taxes?

I think we need to verify IRS report... after all, the rich folks have the means to pay for an army of accountants.

I really favor that there should be only sales tax to pay, no income and state...
Forum: Tiki Hut 04-27-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By JoeReal
Re: So who's paying the taxes?

Don't worry, I'm bordering on the poverty line.
Forum: Tiki Hut 04-27-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By JoeReal
So who's paying the taxes?

This was published by Millet, admin of the citrus forum and would like to share it here to stir the banana pot:
Original link: Citrus Growers Forum :: View topic - Wealthiest Americans Pay 97.1% of...
Forum: Other Plants 04-27-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,236
Posted By JoeReal
Re: Stone fruits without the stone!

You can practically graft year round in some USDA zones if you can get fresh scionwood. I don't know yet where to get these special selections, perhaps one of the USDA germplasms. the best to use...
Forum: Other Plants 04-27-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,517
Posted By JoeReal
Re: KMag application?

One approach is to water with a premixed solution. The rule of thumb that I use is patterned after UCR's fertigation where each macronutrient do not exceed 300 ppm in the water. Just for the K (18%),...
Forum: Other Plants 04-27-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,236
Posted By JoeReal
Stone fruits without the stone!

Some of the fruits of my plums, pluots and plumcots that I have grown have no seeds (or shriveled) but there is still that hard pit shell that encapsulates the missing seed. I was trying to grow some...
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 04-26-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 27,399
Posted By JoeReal
Re: AZ41 - multi-purpose spray

We sold out a week ago, we didn't anticipate the sudden demand of raisin farmers in Caruthers and so ran out of products for the hobbyists. Our next batch is coming within 12 days (and even then,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-26-2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,776
Posted By JoeReal
Re: racoon hell!!!!

Rest assured that I don't do such things! Barbecued raccoons may be, with pseudostem white pith core on the sides please.... :nanadrink:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-25-2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,776
Posted By JoeReal
Re: racoon hell!!!!

The core of the pseudostem, the white pith, is edible. We are using that in several recipes. It has high fiber and absorbs many flavor that you put in. During World War II, my father (long gone now)...
Forum: Tiki Hut 04-25-2009, 02:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,460
Posted By JoeReal
Re: It's yellow but not a Banana

That's very cool! And it is hot!
Forum: Tiki Hut 04-21-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,356
Posted By JoeReal
How To Build Your Own Solar projects!

Excellent resource info for Do It Yourself Solar projects:
BuildItSolar: Solar energy projects for Do It Yourselfers to save money and reduce pollution (http://www.builditsolar.com/)

Solar Heater...
Forum: Tiki Hut 04-20-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,356
Posted By JoeReal
Re: Equation needed please...

Shaggy,

It is more complex to estimate. The best way is to measure your consumption with a device that you can buy from Best Buy. It is a plug-in device that goes into the outlet, and then you plug...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-19-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,249
Posted By JoeReal
Re: tango mandarin

Harvey has one of the sweetest Navel Oranges in Rio Vista. So that's how the Yosemite Gold got compared to, and yet, very late in the season.
Forum: Member Introductions 04-19-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,249
Posted By JoeReal
Re: tango mandarin

When we had a "special" small crowd tour at Gene Lester's, one of the person bought a Tango, it is marked on the peel. And yes, I agree that the Yosemite Gold tends towards the navel in flavor, but...
Forum: Tiki Hut 04-19-2009, 12:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,052
Posted By JoeReal
Re: APL, Cobol, Fortran, RPG, ...

I never had the opportunity to program in VAX or other mainframe type platforms, just the time I started programming as a hobby, the PC history started to unfold right before me. Well, I used to...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 04-19-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By JoeReal
Re: Just got back from Washington and Canada!

And yes, they have plum blossoms too. Just starting to open:
http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/6614/uwcbedsc0784.jpg
By joereal (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/joereal) at 2009-04-18


Fragrant...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 04-18-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By JoeReal
Re: Just got back from Washington and Canada!

Ahhh, the finale of our trip! The famous Cherry Blossoms in the Quad. Too bad the sun isn't shining, otherwise, the whole city would be on a picnic in the...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 04-18-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By JoeReal
Re: Just got back from Washington and Canada!

Some of the buildings in the UW campus:

Practically one of the biggest landmarks in case you get lost, but it does really nothing more than being a...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 04-18-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By JoeReal
Re: Just got back from Washington and Canada!

The famous Red Square for public outcries and meetings, but not in China.
http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/7293/uwmbredsquare.jpg
By joereal (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/joereal) at...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 04-18-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By JoeReal
Re: Just got back from Washington and Canada!

Actually, we also had an appointment in here, UW's visitor's center
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/9230/uwlvcdsc0941.jpg
By joereal (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/joereal) at 2009-04-18

The...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 04-18-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By JoeReal
Re: Just got back from Washington and Canada!

Arrived Canada at around 10:00 PM

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/3800/dsc0531l.jpg
By joereal (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/joereal) at 2009-04-18



We visited my Aunt and Uncle in Surrey,...
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