Saturday, April 14, 2007

Looking for help preserving apple cultivar

Pam-Anela wrote:
I was referred to your organization through a series of connections with my question.
I have a client in Danville, CA, who has an apple tree on her property that she was told was a special cultivar from UC Davis (from the previous owner). I don’t know much else about the tree but she would like to have some grafts done on it so that it can be preserved in some form in the unlikely but possible event that something happens to the tree during construction operations. Would you know of someone who could take on this task? Could you point me in the direction of someone who might?

Thank you.

Pam-Anela Messenger
Landscape A R C H I T E C T
3341 Victoria Avenue
Lafayette, CA 94549-4620

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Light brown apple moth info

Click here for info on the Light Brown Apple Moth from the California State Department of Agriculture, including photos.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Classic work on Fig varieties available online

Click here to go to a letter in the latest issue of California Agriculture, which in turn contains a link to Ira Condit's 1955 classic, Fig Varieties: A Monograph.

"Kiwibob" Glanzman has scanned it and posted it online, available to all for downloading. His letter explains more about why it is a classic and important document.

While you're there, check out the rest of California Agriculture. Subscriptions are free for US residents.

Looking for Patrick Schafer's email address

Would you happen to have Patrick Schafer's e-mail address? I am a fellow CRFG member in Seattle, and had a few questions for him about Loquats and Figs. I noticed he recently donated quite a bit of Loquat material to the ARS bank, and could use his knowledge on the subject.
Thank you-
Mark Wamsley