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John Kirby
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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2013, 04:25 PM »

Chris, you can do whatever you like! I have heard the leave old needles comments on this site, I guess you will have to show us how much better this makes trees. I haven't seen a need for it.

This is why you should pick a reacher and stick with them.
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« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2013, 06:01 AM »

A "reacher" is a "teacher" on the iphone.
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« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2013, 07:32 AM »

But I've heard not to remove old needles exc. top and bottom growing ones.  Hormonal regulation.   But if we are needle pulling to say 10-12prs, are these what's going to turn out to be "old needles" in time?

Don't think I'm answering your statement ...but following up:
W/o removing old needles, what mechanism is there to balance growth?  And I'm not sure I understand your last question.  Wouldn't any needle left, 'in time', 'turn out to be "old needles" '.
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« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2013, 10:17 AM »

Chris, you can do whatever you like! I have heard the leave old needles comments on this site, I guess you will have to show us how much better this makes trees. I haven't seen a need for it.

This is why you should pick a reacher and stick with them.

Thanks John.  Interesting there's still  not a total consensus on JBP needle management.  Your candle cutting technique is in line with other teachers.  Well, I did remove most if not all old needles last fall.  This was before I heard about not removing them lol
So I guess I'll find out this summer how it goes.  This is the one I'm going to the half bare root repot in a mos. or so. 

<I also do preventative systemic insecticide (like an imidacloprid granule)>
All I could find in dosage is a 1/3cup for 150 sq. feet.  How much do you use John?  I just yesterday applied about 1/2 tsp/pot.  Sl. more for the ones in wider/larger pots.  I just took a guess, so I'd really appreciate some guidance on dosage.  Thanks!

Chris
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« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2013, 10:19 AM »

A "reacher" is a "teacher" on the iphone.

LOL!!  I'm actually trying to get money to start working with Michael Hagedorn.  I'm tentatively penciled in for the fall session. 
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« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2013, 10:23 AM »

But I've heard not to remove old needles exc. top and bottom growing ones.  Hormonal regulation.   But if we are needle pulling to say 10-12prs, are these what's going to turn out to be "old needles" in time?

Don't think I'm answering your statement ...but following up:
W/o removing old needles, what mechanism is there to balance growth?  And I'm not sure I understand your last question.  Wouldn't any needle left, 'in time', 'turn out to be "old needles" '.

<Wouldn't any needle left, 'in time', 'turn out to be "old needles" '.>  Well that's what I figured, but wanted to be clear Wayne.

And W/o old needles, I can only guess as it wasn't further clarified other than saying that old needles provide "hormonal regulation"  What hormone?  No idea.  The only one we talk about is Auxin.  I guess this is one reason why there's no consensus on old needle plucking.
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« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2013, 07:05 AM »

Well, I guess you can try and manufacture a debate. I think you will find Mike to be a superb teacher and mentor. The thing that makes the training work is consistency and repitition.
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« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2013, 09:20 AM »

Any sugg John on dosing imidacloprid?

I just hope I can afford "consistency and repitition" lol
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« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2013, 03:57 PM »

Teaspon to tablespoon depending on size of pot. I start here in mid april, March in Arkansas.
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« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2013, 07:37 PM »

Thanks John for the dosages.  Very helpful! 
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