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Re: [nafex] valiant grape/irradiation

I had my wife take a package of pawpaw and persimmon seed to the post office 
today and ask her to find out if there were any precautions. They looked at 
her kind of like what's she talking about, and said they have not heard of 
anything that was going to be done etc.

Gordon C. Nofs
Flint, Michigan


----Original Message Follows----
From: Thomas Olenio <tolenio@sentex.net>
Reply-To: nafex@yahoogroups.com
To: <nafex@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [nafex] valiant grape/irradiation
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 14:36:36 -0500 (EST)

Hi Del,

I would mark the package "living plant material enclosed" and ask the
postmaster if there is any special procedure for shipping plants.  Then
share your findings here.

I am sure there is a process in place.



On Mon, 19 Nov 2001, del stubbs wrote:

 > I have some valiant grape cutings to send to the East coast. I dont' feel
 > like paying ups rates, so I'll take my chances on the postal irradiation
 > being in service. Anyone know how to tell if plant material has been
 > zapped,
 > so as to not bother using it?
 > I have a few cuttngs left if anyone needs them. (valiant is one of the

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