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dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 23 1:48 pm    Post subject: sniffer dogs like trees Reply with quote
    

olives but the idea might be viable for other plant pathogens

finding the infected before they show symptoms and act as a source of infection has lots of applications

paying one person and their dog to go for a walk and report on the health of the plants seems a decent expense compared to losing all of a farm of trees or an entire local economy

knowing where, how much and early makes sense with any potential outbreak

gz



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 23 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Every disease has its smell..in any living thing.

Good that they are doing this, if better late than never.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 23 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

That sounds like an excellent idea. I remember a woman who could smell some disease, which I can't remember, so dogs ought to be better at it.

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