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Old 12-04-2006, 03:33 PM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
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Has anyone looked into treating orchids with a product called "Harpin" with
a trade name Messenger made by EDEN Bioscience. Info on their website
(www.edenbio.com) sounds very intriguing. There is reference to an article
in the journal SCIENCE that indicates that the harpin protein can be very
beneficial to certain plants. Disease resistance, increased plant growth
etc.

Thanks

Charles VanDyke


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Old 12-04-2006, 03:48 PM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
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I haven't tried it yet (have a few sample packets laying around.) I heard a
presentation from one of their reps at a dahlia society meeting. It sounds
like there is some possibility it could be useful. I think they isolated a
protein from a fungus that attacks plants and when the plants senses the
protein it is supposed to trigger more growth. One thing that turned me off
was that their advertising at the time had the standard testimonials like "I
sprayed this on my plants and every orchid I owned bloomed withing two
weeks" which is complete bulls**t. The rep mentioned that they had a newer
product with a couple additional proteins because the original protein
didn't provide any benefit to one of the major crops (corn? cotton? I can't
remember, have some notes buried somewhere around here but that may take a
couple days to find). The three-protein formulation was being sold as a
foliar fertilizer, can't remember the exact name right now.
-danny

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Has anyone looked into treating orchids with a product called "Harpin"
with a trade name Messenger made by EDEN Bioscience. Info on their
website (www.edenbio.com) sounds very intriguing. There is reference to an
article in the journal SCIENCE that indicates that the harpin protein can
be very beneficial to certain plants. Disease resistance, increased plant
growth etc.

Thanks

Charles VanDyke



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Old 13-04-2006, 03:07 PM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
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I've read about it before, and thought it might be worth playing with, even
though it isn't listed for orchids.

Eden sells individual-gallon packets for $3 (the shelf life is 3 weeks after
opening, so don't get a bigger package).

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I haven't tried it yet (have a few sample packets laying around.) I heard
a presentation from one of their reps at a dahlia society meeting. It
sounds like there is some possibility it could be useful. I think they
isolated a protein from a fungus that attacks plants and when the plants
senses the protein it is supposed to trigger more growth. One thing that
turned me off was that their advertising at the time had the standard
testimonials like "I sprayed this on my plants and every orchid I owned
bloomed withing two weeks" which is complete bulls**t. The rep mentioned
that they had a newer product with a couple additional proteins because the
original protein didn't provide any benefit to one of the major crops
(corn? cotton? I can't remember, have some notes buried somewhere around
here but that may take a couple days to find). The three-protein
formulation was being sold as a foliar fertilizer, can't remember the exact
name right now.
-danny

"cvandyke" wrote in message
]...
Has anyone looked into treating orchids with a product called "Harpin"
with a trade name Messenger made by EDEN Bioscience. Info on their
website (www.edenbio.com) sounds very intriguing. There is reference to
an article in the journal SCIENCE that indicates that the harpin protein
can be very beneficial to certain plants. Disease resistance, increased
plant growth etc.

Thanks

Charles VanDyke





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Old 15-04-2006, 12:54 PM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
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On 2006-04-12 09:33:57 -0400, cvandyke said:

Has anyone looked into treating orchids with a product called "Harpin"
with a trade name Messenger made by EDEN Bioscience. Info on their
website (www.edenbio.com) sounds very intriguing. There is reference to
an article in the journal SCIENCE that indicates that the harpin
protein can be very beneficial to certain plants. Disease resistance,
increased plant growth etc.

Thanks

Charles VanDyke



Ralph Snodsmith swears by the stuff. Haven't tried it yet personally.

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Messenger is no longer offered in the market, but a newer generation of Harpin is being released in July 2012 called Axiom Harpin Protein. Check out the research and results which are impressive. http://www.axiom-harpin.com/ or http://www.rxgreensolutions.com/prod...arpin-protein/



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