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Codling moth – help is on its way

Do you grow apples, pears or quinces? Have you found that ugly brown excrement, frass, oozing from your fruit, then cut them open to find tunnels and sometimes a moving codling moth grub? If so, read on to learn how … Continue reading

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The gift of quinces part 2 of 2

I had expected a few. Once inside the house, I counted 42 quinces. What fabulous largesse! I wasn’t able to cook immediately. By next morning their heady outgassing had perfumed the entire house. I could smell them in the kitchen … Continue reading

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More on the codling moth and Tasmania

Friend M alerted me to past Tasmanian history and the codling moth. She told me ‘Tasmania, and I guess some other states, had a Codling Moth Act, 1880 I think. It was very brief only a few paragraphs and printed … Continue reading

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The codling moth and drying apples

You have seen my pear slices drying in an earlier blog post and the process for the drying of apple slices is no different.  But in preparing the apples for the food dryer I learnt something new.  Whereas the codling … Continue reading

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Food dryers for food drying

A few years ago my project to walk (www.walkingthederwent.com) from the mouth to the source of the Derwent River required me to heft a backpack with tent etc for overnight stops. Like most, I am averse to weight on my … Continue reading

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