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by Peter Harris
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: info on White Koster (Blanche Neige)
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: info on White Koster (Blanche Neige)

John, I just looked at Hortico and a number of other sources, and all describe it as a dwarf polyantha. Veseys.com had it last year. This description is cached on Google: White Koster Rose Polyantha Creamy white double blooms are produced in abundance on this lovely compact Polyantha. A suitable cho...
by Peter Harris
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Any Ideas on How to Ward Off Little Critters?
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: Any Ideas on How to Ward Off Little Critters?

Andy, get some hail screen (it may be called hardware cloth) and cover the flat securely. You may want to make a box of the stuff and put the flat inside. And you may want to invest in a mouse trap and a dab of peanut butter. If the coir is straight from the brick, you might want to get the seedling...
by Peter Harris
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Mildew on small seedlings
Replies: 14
Views: 2297

Re: Mildew on small seedlings

By all means use the tebuconazole. In the old days (1960s-1979s) we'd have used Actidione PM to cure powdery mildew. Cycloheximide, a form of Streptomycin, is the ingredient in Actidione PM, if I remember correctly. The Actidione PM did a good job if the temperature were high enough and sunshine wer...
by Peter Harris
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Mildew on small seedlings
Replies: 14
Views: 2297

Re: Mildew on small seedlings

1. A lot of young children grow out of childhood respiratory (and other) diseases. Most of us don't deny them medication when they need it. 2. A lot of good looking adults were not so good looking when they were babies. 3. If we don't let the seedling grow enough to develop some sort of plant and to...
by Peter Harris
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: PM on seedling inside under lights
Replies: 10
Views: 1191

Re: PM on seedling inside under lights-Additional notes on B

Not all Bayer products are the same. Some Bayer products don't contain insecticides. I use Bayer Advanced Disease Control for Roses, Flowers & Shrubs. It is fungicide only. I have lots of bees and almost every other kind of bug. The All-in-One (which lots of people pick up by mistake, or by the prom...
by Peter Harris
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Discussion of leaving lights on 24/7
Replies: 9
Views: 864

Re: Discussion of leaving lights on 24/7

Any chance that this is happening mostly to older seedlings that may be getting slightly root-bound?
by Peter Harris
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Symposium on breeding Hybrid Musk roses
Replies: 36
Views: 2789

Re: Symposium on breeding Hybrid Musk roses

Anyone who wants to participate in a Newsletter symposium on breeding HMsks should send articles, comments, etc to me. If we get enough response, we'll have such a symposium. If there's interest in it, I'm all for it. It's your Newsletter. "Hybrid Musks" are durable, relatively hardy, and quite prod...
by Peter Harris
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Now's your chance - J&P is going on the auction block.
Replies: 15
Views: 1210

Re: Now's your chance - J&P is going on the auction block

Just to show how deep a hole Park/Wayside/J&P was in--

one source says it listed assets of $8.33 million and liabilities of $44.79 million when it filed for Chapter 11 protection.

A few more specifics at the link below.

Link: www.wyff4.com/r/24724570/detail.html
by Peter Harris
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Just appeared. V International Symposium on Rose Research and Cultivation
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: Just appeared. V International Symposium on Rose Researc

Looks like lots of interesting articles, some of which have to do with topics recently discussed on this forum.
by Peter Harris
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: A quick question on pollen
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: A quick question on pollen

The pollen should be fine without refrigeration, and there should be no problem with mixing the three "stages" of pollen since it will all be dry by the time you get back from your trip.
by Peter Harris
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: new additions for the 2011 crossing season - thoughts and what is on your list?
Replies: 16
Views: 1480

Re: new additions for the 2011 crossing season - thoughts an

Don, you'll have to wait for that Canadian one to be introduced, perhaps as part of the Canadian Artists series. Under the number CA-33 at present, it is scheduled to be introduced in 2012. Although CA-33 has a lot of zing as a name, chances are the rose will get a real name when it's introduced. Be...