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Old July 9, 2017   #106
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So did you get any production at all from your okra?
What few there were was tasteless.
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Old July 9, 2017   #107
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It is time to think outside of all the University of who cares crap I've read. I'm going to grow plants in this soil.
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The trouble is the soil doesnt care how determined you are.
I agree Marsha. That's why I want to go with unconventional ideas - think outside of the box. If my thoughts work - I can share them with others to give them hope. If they do not work, I can say that I tried.
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Old July 11, 2017   #108
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Have you tried Sweet Million Cherries?

Resistant to RKN, Fusarium Wilt, Mosaic Virus and Leaf Spot!.

http://parkseed.com/sweet-million-hy...p/05347-PK-P1/
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Sweet Million were the first to go. I had two plants.
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That really stinks!
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Yes, I agree.

I was wrong, the first plant to go was a Sungold, but that plant never did look quite right. Then the two Sweet Millions plants. Sweet Million is somewhat resistant to Fusarium race 1. We have Fusarium race 3 in our soil.
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I found that heavy mulching of okra delayed RKN for a while and keeping it constantly watered also helped. I grew mostly Cowhorn okra and usually did quite well with it. In spots where the RKN was really bad the plants would stunt and grow slowly and some wouldn't even make it to the production stage before starting to die.

I have pulled out about a dozen of my grafted tomato plants from my first planted tomato bed and checked all of them for RKN when removing them and have not found one yet showing any RKN. One end of the bed they were planted in was always one of the worst spots for RKN. I did see severe RKN on some of my cucumbers that were removed but they were less severe in the bed where I used a lot of peat and mulched them heavily.

Salt I feel your pain with the combo of RKN and fusarium since I too suffer from the same problems. I did find that over time adding lots of organic matter to the soil and using raised beds did lessen the extent of RKN damage and the severity; but every time I neglected to keep up the organic content the RKN problem would worsen. In just a two year period not adding organic matter would result in beds with soil far too sandy and much worse RKN problems.

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Salt, have you tried Tycoon?

https://today.agrilife.org/2014/03/1...xas-superstar/
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I did look at Tycoon. Of the several sites I found, it is VFFN with some resistance to spotted wilt and yellow leaf curl. The cheapest seeds I found were $21.50 for 250 seeds. That site and others are sold out.
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I did look at Tycoon. Of the several sites I found, it is VFFN with some resistance to spotted wilt and yellow leaf curl. The cheapest seeds I found were $21.50 for 250 seeds. That site and others are sold out.
Wow, that is crazy. A local Master Gardener was telling me about these. He said they were at the nurseries in big town. I had not known they were not available.

Have you seen this website? Look at the cherry tomatoes they call Texas Superstars.

http://texassuperstar.com/plants/index.html
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RKN have gotten into the soybeans down in south Arkansas and creating quite a havoc. My younger brother, who owns a drone flying business, was asked to do a survey. Farmers say the 'todes are been carried field-2-field by tractor equipment, truck, tires and all means possible.

Chemicals are being dumped in hopes by only retard and by late season the 'todes are up to full strength again. The areas affected have a sand/silt dirt base in the delta - which has been prime aggie land for 200 years.

Of course my brother never heard of a nematode before and did not quite understand the implication.

There is also a big issue regarding a chemical called "Dicamba," which has been the news nightly for the past two weeks. It was outlawed, but has was snuck in through the back door somehow and land owners are pretty miffed.
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