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 Post subject: Dodder
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:30 pm 
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Dit was vir my baie hartseer om kolle dodder :( in die Addo te sien. Ek het vroeër in die Noord-Kaap gewoon en weet watter skade dodder aan die weiding kan veroorsaak. Ek weet wie moet ek kontak sodat daarvan werk gemaak kan word nie. Hoe gouer hoe beter, want dit versprei vinnig.

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I was really upset to see patches of dodder (cascuta?) in Addo National Park. I come from the Northern Cape and know what damage this parasite can cause to pastures/grazing. If I recall correctly the patches of dodder that I could see were next to the road -right and left- about 2.5km north of the road to the town of Addo. I obviously don't know if it has spread already and is it is still contained to those patches.


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 Post subject: Re: Dodder
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:58 pm 
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Welcome to the forums!

Could you translate the post for the non-afrikaans speaking people? These forums are in English only. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Dodder
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:12 pm 
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I think ita is very sorry that there is Dodder near Addo :think:

Because: Dodder is a genus of about 100-170 species of yellow, orange or red (rarely green) parasitic plants. :hmz:

It wraps around another plant and decreases the ability of plants to resist virus diseases and dodder can also spread plant diseases from one host to another if it is attached to more than one plant etc etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Dodder
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:54 pm 
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ita wrote:
Dit was vir my baie hartseer om kolle dodder :( in die Addo te sien. Ek het vroeër in die Noord-Kaap gewoon en weet watter skade dodder aan die weiding kan veroorsaak. Ek weet wie moet ek kontak sodat daarvan werk gemaak kan word nie. Hoe gouer hoe beter, want dit versprei vinnig.

Ek het nou onlangs ook Dodder in die Park gesien. Hier is fotos wat ek geneem het daarvan. Ek glo nie dat dit n probleem in die Park is nie omdat dit in n naturlike omgewing grooi soos dit wel in aangeplante veidings is nie

Groete
Ronnie

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It was very disappointing for me to see patches of dodder in Addo. Earlier I lived in the Northern Cape and I know what damage dodder can cause to pastures. I do not know who to contact so that they can go to work to eradicate it. The sooner the better because it spreads very fast.

On a recent visit to the Park I also saw some Dodder. Here are fotos I took of it. I do not believe that it is a problem in the Park because it is in a natural environment unlike the problem it is in pastures.

Greetings
Ronnie

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 Post subject: Re: Dodder
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:00 pm 
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Thank you, Ita, Vinkie and Ronnie ! :gflower:

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