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Re: Good tree or bad tree?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2022, 06:03:36 pm »
NO!!  HAVE WE NOT LEARNED THIS LESSON YET??  Kudzu, Asian carp, mongoose and rosy wolfsnails in Hawai'i, the list goes on and on.  I don't have that much of a problem with it from a beekeeping perspective, as that hole in the nectar flow should be fillable with something else, but PLEASE STOP INTRODUCING NON-NATIVE SPECIES ON PURPOSE ON THE GROUNDS THAT THEY WILL SUPPOSEDLY ERADICATE ANOTHER INVASIVE SPECIES!!  WHEN HAS THIS PLAN EVER WORKED?!!!  :no:
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Re: Good tree or bad tree?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2022, 10:51:34 pm »
Agree with 15....

   It isnt a good thing at all, but it happened...  So here we are. We have anacondas in the everglades, Iguanas in the keys, Zebra muscles. Asian Carp in our rivers...   There are several other examples...  (Snakeheads in the patomic, great lakes etc..)  Fight it, make the attempt, and if that fails? We have to live with the results, good, bad or indifferent.   
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Re: Good tree or bad tree?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2022, 11:06:38 pm »
I submit to you the asian beetles they introduced here to take care of the aphids.  They are now the base of our existence  every spring and fall.
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Re: Good tree or bad tree?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2022, 06:51:16 am »
" the insects selected are “unable to feed and sustain a population on other plants in North America,"   never believe they can't adapt. Sound similar to Florida's attempt to eradicate Brazilian Pepper with bugs that have already been released. 

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Re: Good tree or bad tree?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2022, 08:02:39 am »
Doesn’t matter if they can’t- what will take care of them?!?!
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Re: Good tree or bad tree?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2022, 09:26:49 am »
"According to a blog post from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences addressing concerns for honey bee producers, the insects selected are “unable to feed and sustain a population on other plants in North America,”
Until it adapts!
Sounds like they tried some quick fixes and some labor intensive fixes.  Trust me, we have chemicals that will kill plant life if used properly.

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Re: Good tree or bad tree?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2022, 10:12:12 am »
Trust me, we have chemicals that will kill plant life if used properly.
Absolutely!  I'd WAY rather see responsibly used chemicals than another deliberately introduced uncontrollable invasive species.  "Unable to feed",  :no:.  You know what they say in Jurassic Park, "Life finds a way."
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