September 2010


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Vern Grubinger <[log in to unmask]>
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Vern Grubinger <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 27 Sep 2010 08:39:07 -0400
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Hi Eugenie (and other garlic growers)

if you or other growers see symptoms of the suspected problem worse in 
one specific field or variety it would make sense to send only a sample 
from that field/cultivar, but if you have only a limited number of funky 
looking bulbs or if the symptoms are in several fields/varieties then 
aggregate to make a sample of 10.  the 2 healthy bulbs are just to see 
if there are 'non-symptomatic' bulbs that have the pest but do no show 
symptoms. These should be in a separate plastic bag

If bulbs prove to be infested they should definitely not be sold for 
seed! and I would not recommend they be replanted, either. They can be 
consumed/sold for culinary use.

Please do remember to put the bulbs inside 2 ziplock bags, labeled with 
your name on outside and a paper tag inside with bulbs. I will need to 
receive the sample by this Thursday, to mail Friday, to expedite getting 
results back.

thanks, Vern

Eugenie Doyle wrote:
> Vern,
>     Some questions just to clarify what bulbs to send so the results will be
> useful-- they want to test 10 bulbs from the same field, not necessarily the
> same variety, is that right? Ditto for the healty looking bulbs? Same field,
> any varieties? If they were to find infested bulbs, none of the garlic from
> that field should be used or sold for seed regardless of variety?
>     Thank you.
>     Eugenie