What's happening today - 2018 edition


#1223

You really are far out in the sticks…no RC Cola for you!
Well, I don’t often buy a 6 pak or a 12 pack of any kind of cola…but I buy more RC than Coke or Pepsi.
:slight_smile:


#1224

We like RC cola. And we still buy Fresca. I think Tab might be extinct!!


#1225

The legions of fanatical Tab drinkers rise up in a body whenever they sense a threat to their drink - it’s still on the shelves


#1226

Thinned more apples today. Ditched bug hits and noted that tho some redflushed fruitlets got bit the fruit that was perfect were ALL well color flushed.

Interesting


#1227

Have all the RC you want, not my favorite :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:. I’m not a big cola guy, though, except maybe Diet Dr Pepper. My wife is a big Diet Coke fan, I’ll drink it if I’m desperate.

I’ve always liked Mtn Dew, since I was a kid. Not many folks I know do. Now I just drink the diet version.

Since we’ve moved up here, I’ve become a big fan of Ale-8, I’m sure you’re aware of that beverage. For those who have a ? forming over your head, it’s the national pop of Kentucky, kind of a caffeinated version of ginger ale. Oddly, my wife, a KY girl, despises it.

A pic:

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I drink the diet version of it. I just can’t drink a can of any regular sweetened pop, 40 grams of sugar?!? No thanks, that’s like 10 teaspoons. Although, I’m sure Aspartame or Sucralose probably ain’t too healthy either. Diet Ale-8 uses Sucralose, fwiw.


#1228

It looked like a little ‘1’ after the 8,on the soft drink’s label and it actually is called Ale-8-One.
Here is a little story about how the name came to be. https://ale8one.com/history/
Is Roxa-Kola still sold there? Brady


#1229

Dude I hate that stuff. I’ve only ever had it in Kentucky but to me it taste caustic. They only people I’ve ever seen drink that are native Kentuckians which if I recall you are not. Obviously the place is wearing off on you. :slight_smile:

When I was a kid back in the early 80’s my mom didn’t drive and so when she wanted to go grocery shopping the entire family had to go with her as we were not old enough to stay home by ourselves. We all hated shopping so we would sit in the car with dad and play games and goof off. One day we parked in front of the grocery store right in front of a soda machine. We rarely drank pop and I begged dad to death to buy me one. I pulled the, “I’m going to die of thirst” trick. I think the machine was only 25 cents but remember dad not having any change in his pockets. I frantically looked in all of the cars nooks and crannies and under the seats and managed to find 25 cents! Coca Cola here I come. I slammed the coins in the machine and hit the Coke button. Down came a Tab or Diet Tab. I can’t remember. All I remember is that my heart was broken and it was one of the worst days of my life (the simpler times. lol) I begrudgingly opened the can because it was all I had. To my horror it was even worse than I expected. An absolute spitter! We laughed about it when we got home that night but to use my mom old phrase I had to “Like it or Lump it!”. I’ve never had Tab since.


#1230

We still have Tab!


#1231

That’s too funny! Tab is bland compared to coke.


#1232

Susu,

There are a few threads discussing various types of copper in detail. This is one of them.

What does copper do to fruit trees exactly?.
By all accounts, copper hydroxide is the most effective one. Kocide 3000 by Dupont is the one I use.


#1233

Since you can only buy that in 4# bags, it doesn’t seem worth it for a single tree.


#1234

Try chlorothalonil. Penn State recommends it. The common brand name is Daconil. It should work.


#1235

Desert King fig.


#1236



I didn’t cut the canes back on my Joane J raspberries and they are starting to ripen a modest early crop. Nowhere near what the canes produce in late summer/fall but good reminder of what’s to come.


#1237

Yes, good catch. The 1 is added on there to make it a play on the letters, so it comes out to “A Late One”, which I guess means its for help giving you a little caffeine kick at night if you need it.

I asked my wife about Roxa-Kola and she hadn’t heard of it, nor have I. What kind of pop is it?

Yeah, it’s different, but I like ginger ale, so I guess that’s why it appeals to me. My wife is of the same opinion, but she doesn’t like citrus-y or lemon-y type drinks. Like I said, I’m also a fan of Mountain Dew, but don’t care for Sprite.

Well, my wife is not technically a native Kentuckian, she was born and raised in Ohio, so maybe that’s why she hates it? Her parents are from this area, have been for many generations. But since she was born there and lived there for a few years, I call her a Buckeye, which she greatly bristles at.

No, I’m not a native, born and raised in OK. We didn’t have any local pops there. I just liked Mtn Dew more than any other pop. One of my favorite memories was getting a bottle of MD from the general store with my great grandfather when I would spend time with him in the summer.

We’ve had a friend of my wife from Texas come visit us, and she liked Ale-8 when she tried it, so I guess non natives can like it, too.


#1238

I have it, never heard of it used for PLC. Better than just using more of the Bonide copper?


#1239

Here’s the excerpt "Disease management, chemical
Peach leaf curl is not difficult to control. A single fungicide (copper or chlorothalonil) application made in the fall after leaves have dropped or in spring before bud swell will control the disease. The spring application must be made before bud swell. Once the fungus enters the leaf, the disease cannot be controlled.

Here’s the link. https://extension.psu.edu/peach-disease-peach-leaf-curl.


#1240

I notice she didn’t specify type of copper - suggesting that any type should work

But combining the two products ought to work even better, I’d think


#1241

Beautiful fruit!


#1242

Last fall I found a half bottle of RTU chlorothalonil in my garage and sprayed it on my the NCSU peaches I have that were in their 1st leaf. I followed up with bonide copper hydroxysulfate (basic copper sulfate) this spring with Nu Film 17.

Zero peach leaf curl on those. I treated my Redhaven with fall and spring applications of the hydroxysulfate, but we moved so I can’t compare results.