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Ortegojeffrey:
Hello All,
Just wanted to share some info and encourage fruit enthusiasts to participate in NAFEX and Southern Fruit Fellowship. They are led by some of the most well respected fruit minds in the US. The NAFEX fig interest group is led by Dr. A J Bullard and Bass Samaan. The groups put out great literature with amazing information and articles that can often be found nowhere else. It's also a great way to connect with other very relevant fruit growers. NAFEX and Southern Fruit Fellowship are a must for anyone looking for the latest info on new varieties, developments in our fruit worlds, or just looking to get more serious about growing fruit.

cajunmojo:
Thanks Jeffrey for the info but this is the North American Fruit Explorers we are looking for groups or people outside of the US to be partners with us to help in making our free give away fair to all members here. With custom laws and regulations this is not possible !!!!  Plus the cost in doing this I know my cost start at around $80.00 and goes up from their. I will check into this but I do believe this may be off topic. 

Ortegojeffrey:
O, got it.

Ms Figgy:
To All,

Be careful importing trees from outside the USA.  It's not just likely illegal, but the plague of many problem insects can be found to start from heavy import areas, especially from locations around the New York, Pennsylvania area.  Most of these horrible insect problems which started around New York and PA, are impossible to control in these areas and have infected the state of Michigan and Florida and are spreading like wildfire.

I hate to sound like I am being negative against any growers, so please understand that the pupae of these insects can be in the soil or roots of plants you buy from outside your area NOT JUST THE FRUIT.... check out the Spotted Wing Drosophila and Spotted Lanternfly... there are more, as I read the ADGA announcements every week.  There are problem insects from Mexico and Canada, so it would behoove any grower to be on the watch and make plans to get your new varieties from areas that would not cause the plague to spread. PLEASE BE ADVISED.

All the best,

Ms. Figgy

AtlantaFig:

--- Quote from: Ms Figgy on September 18, 2018, 10:30:39 AM ---To All,

Be careful importing trees from outside the USA.  It's not just likely illegal, but the plague of many problem insects can be found to start from heavy import areas, especially from locations around the New York, Pennsylvania area.  Most of these horrible insect problems which started around New York and PA, are impossible to control in these areas and have infected the state of Michigan and Florida and are spreading like wildfire.

I hate to sound like I am being negative against any growers, so please understand that the pupae of these insects can be in the soil or roots of plants you buy from outside your area NOT JUST THE FRUIT.... check out the Spotted Wing Drosophila and Spotted Lanternfly... there are more, as I read the ADGA announcements every week.  There are problem insects from Mexico and Canada, so it would behoove any grower to be on the watch and make plans to get your new varieties from areas that would not cause the plague to spread. PLEASE BE ADVISED.

All the best,

Ms. Figgy

--- End quote ---

It is true. I had a bad experience when I imported some fig cuttings from outside USA. Disease spread among my fig trees.

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