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Offline Ortegojeffrey

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NAFEX and Southern Fruit Fellowship
« on: July 12, 2018, 10:07:47 AM »
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.

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Re: NAFEX and Southern Fruit Fellowship
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 02:42:17 PM »
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. 

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Re: NAFEX and Southern Fruit Fellowship
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 04:38:37 PM »
O, got it.

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Re: NAFEX and Southern Fruit Fellowship
« Reply #3 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
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Re: NAFEX and Southern Fruit Fellowship
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2020, 02:28:24 PM »
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

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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Re: NAFEX and Southern Fruit Fellowship
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2020, 12:28:49 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

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

oh wow :( thank your the warnings everyone.  It helps us newbies out.
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Re: NAFEX and Southern Fruit Fellowship
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2020, 10:00:51 AM »
To All,

Be careful importing trees from outside the USA.  It's texttospeech.onl 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 mortgagecalculator.tech 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

Thank you for your guidance!
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Re: NAFEX and Southern Fruit Fellowship
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2020, 05:24:13 PM »
FYI...
NAFEX has nothing to do with the illegal importation of foreign plant material into the United States.
Any belief that NAFEX members support the illegal importation of plant materials would be enormously naive. NAFEX is a fruit study group, publishing POMONA among many other contributions, with members from throughout North America and beyond.
Donít know if you are insinuating that membership in, or activities surrounding NAFEX, are illegal or quasi-legal, but that would be wrong if so.
All of the pioneers of any fruit grown in North America in the last 50 years were NAFEX members. Every Interest Group President of NAFEX combined make up the authors of most of the fruit reference books and articles you are reading today.
If you havenít heard of NAFEX then you arenít a serious fruit grower...