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Solarization of Daffodil Beds

February 5, 2016
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Question: When I was first introduced to “solarization” of daffodil beds back in 1998 the Brookside Garden curator that I was talking too said to use clear thin plastic and…

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No Winter yet in NE NC

December 19, 2015
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It’s been very quiet lately on Daffnet.  Thought I’d post another one that isn’t read. It doesn’t look like we are going to have winter this year here in Northeast…

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Diseases and pest inspections

March 19, 2015
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Dave brings up a good point most people do not know. You can export a diseased daffodil (or plant or fruit) to a country or region of a country that…

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Question on herbicide use

A good friend of mine says that she thinks repeated use of Preen has a deleterious effect on her daffodils.  She says she has lost lots of bulbs, and thinks…

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Update on Using Bleach as a Post-Lifting Daffodil Bulb Dip

In The Daffodil Journal, Volume 48, Issue 3 (March 2012), pages 214 – 216, you will find my article on using bleach (sodium hypochlorite) as a post-lifting daffodil bulb dip. …

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Pest Management

August 28, 2012
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Late this past winter, as daffodil leaves of early varieties emerged, I observed an area in one bed where the leaf shoots were misshapen and some shoots were simply missing.…

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