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  1. #21
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    My earlier comments seem to have been misconstrued by some. I didn't say the fungus didn't work. I said it didn't work in the strips they put it in. They need a different carrier that will allow the spores to retain moisture. At this point, they don't have anyone to develop a commercial delivery system. As far as 2-heptanone is concerned, all I know is that the Tucson lab is looking at naturally occurring phermones to see what they can do with them. They have been working with this for the last two years.
    phil

  2. #22
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    I have a great deal of respect for the folks at Davis, but lets face it, PA is a fungus paradise when compared to CA. There may have been some humidity effects. I remember that when they introduced a fungus for gypsy moth control it took almost a decade before we got a year wet enough for it to really make a difference.

  3. #23
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    Are they still working on this, or has it been moth balled?
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
    www.stepplerfarms.com

  4. #24
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    They are continuing the work, and you will have an update in Sept or thereabouts.
    This isn't a flash in the pan.
    The end product will be worth the wait.

    I have exactly ONE hive more than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond question.

  5. #25
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    You bet it will Harry. Sept. is along time away, hope they get good numbers behind them and have this thing market ready by then.
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
    www.stepplerfarms.com

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