Discussion Groups: List Servers and Mailgroups

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Table of Contents

  1. Apple Crop Management
  2. AGnet
  3. Entomology
  4. Floriculture
  5. FSnet
  6. Peaches
  7. Pollination and Palynology
  8. Small Fruit
  9. Vegetable Production
  10. Viticulture
  11. GrowWine

Apple Crop Management ListServ


The apple-crop electronic mail group was formed to allow pomologists to better communicate on all aspects of apple production, marketing and related topics. The goal of this discussion group is to provide a forum which will foster the exchange of information between University researchers, Extension agents and specialists, students, commercial apple growers, wholesalers/brokers, retailers and direct marketers of apples.

To subscribe to apple-crop, send an e-mail message to apple-crop@virtualorchard.net with the word "subscribe" in the SUBJECT line. You will receive a confirmation of your subscription request.

To unsubscribe, send e-mail to apple-crop@virtualorchard.net with the word "unsubscribe" in the SUBJECT line.

To post a message to apple-crop, send e-mail to apple-crop@virtualorchard.net with your message in the body of the e-mail (note: you must be subscribed to apple-crop in order to post). Your message will automatically be distributed to all members of the list.

Small Fruit Mailgroup

The SMALLFRUIT mailgroup was established to encourage and facilitate global communications among all individuals interested in small fruit production. The focus is on all berry crops and includes blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, grapes, strawberries, currants, gooseberries, kiwifruit, and other small fruit. This fast, inexpensive forum for problem solving will allow interactions not possible any other way due to the dispersed nature of the participants. Past and expected postings include: research briefs and abstracts, meeting announcements, request for information, new technology development, as well as items for discussion by the group for problem solving. The SMALLFRUIT mailgroup is sponsored by the Oregon State University Extension Service, and is managed by Dr. Ed Hellman. This list was originated in 1994 by Dr. Jim Johnson at Michigan State University.

To subscribe to SMALLFRUIT, send the following command to listserv@mail.orst.edu with the following message as the first line in the body, not the Subject line: "SUB SMALLFRUIT real name". Do not insert a signature line. Send the "HELP" or "INFO" commands for more instructions.

To unsubscribe, send the following message to listserv@mail.orst.edu: "UNSUB SMALLFRUIT"

Entomology ListServ

This ENTOMO-L mailgroup discusses topics on general entomology.

To subscribe, send the following message to listserv@listserv.uoguelph.ca: "subscribe xxx-L Your Name"

For more information, please contact:
Peter G. Kevan
Environmental Biology
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
Tel: 519-824-4120 ext. 2479
FAX: 519-837-0442



This daily listing of current material related to food safety -- including microbial hazards, nutritional issues and regulatory issues -- is included in FSnet. It is designed to assist in risk analysis activities, to rapidly identify issues for risk management and communication activities, to promote awareness of public concerns in scientific and regulatory circles; and to exchange timely and current information for direction of research, diagnostic or investigative activities.

This listserv provide current, generalized, public risk perception information about rapidly changing issues, culled from journalistic and scientific sources around the world and condensed into short items or stories that make up the daily postings. They are distributed daily by electronic mail to thousands of individuals from academia, industry, government, the farm community, journalism and the public at large.

Pollination ListServ

This POLPAL-L mailgroup discusses topics on pollination and palynology.

To subscribe, send the following message to listserv@listserv.uoguelph.ca: "subscribe xxx-L Your Name"

For more information, please contact:
Peter G. Kevan
Environmental Biology
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
Tel: 519-824-4120 ext. 2479
FAX: 519-837-0442

Viticulture Mailgroup

The Viticulture Discussion List is sponsored by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service of Texas A&M University. The purpose of the list is to encourage and facilitate communications among all individuals interested in the commercial production of grapes. The Viticulture list is an international forum for discussion of viticulture production practices, problems, research results, marketing, or industry issues. Grape growers, scientists and educators from more than 20 countries are currently participating in the discussion. One common and powerful use of the discussion list is to post a question, thereby accessing the collective viticultural knowledge of the entire list. Additionally, postings can include announcements, research briefs or abstracts, and issues or problems to discuss. Winemakers should be aware that there is also a companion mailgroup called the Enology Mailgroup focusing on commercial winemaking discussions.

To subscribe to or unsubscribe from the mailgroup, go to http://listserv.tamu.edu/cgi/wa?SUBED1=viticulture&A=1. Once your subscription message is processed you will receive an acknowledgment of your subscription and information about how to send messages to the mailgroup.

Veg-Prod Discussion Group

Veg-Prod is a forum for open discussion of current developments in vegetable production tech. vegetable pest management, post harvest handling and marketing . Rapid exchange of knowledge in order in order to solve the problems facing the vegetable industry is the goal of this group. This mail group will allow vegetable experts to discuss issues around the world in a timely and open manner.

Though not limited, postings may include: research briefs and abstracts, new technological developments, local crop status, as well as inquiries for discussion by the group members regarding specific problems as they arise.

To subscribe to the list, address an email to veg_prod-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. Include a brief description of your interest/involvement in commercial vegetable production (or respond to the follow-up confirmation request). Send the message. You will receive a follow-up confirmation request. Respond. If approved for subscribing, you will receive the a welcome message which contains instructions for participating or unsubscribing.

To post messages to the discussion group, address your email to veg_prod@yahoogroups.com.

To view archived messages, go to groups.yahoo.com and register using the same email address that is subscribed to veg_prod. Search for veg_prod and go to the messages section.

To unsubscribe, send a blank email message to veg_prod-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com .

Peach ListServ

This listserver was setup and moderated for those interested in any aspect of peach production. The vision is for an open forum for discussion of problems, an exchange of information, and requesting help and giving suggestions on specific items.

To subscribe to this list, send a message to listproc@hubcap.clemson.edu. Leave the subject line empty and type: "subscribe peach yourname". This adds your email address and name to the list.

To unsubscribe, send a message to listproc@hubcap.clemson.edu. Leave the subject line empty and type: "unsubscribe peach" in the message area. This command removes your email address from the list. You do not need to include your name.

For help on how to use this peach listserve, send a message to: listproc@hubcap.clemson.edu with the message help. This command will send you a list of instructions for the common commands accepted by this listserver.

All COMMANDS should be sent to: listproc@hubcap.clemson.edu.

GrowWine ListServ

Growwine is intended as a self-help group on the net for those who want to grow something that wine can be produced from. This is not restricted to grapes, nor indeed to fruit. You can make wine from almost anything you can grow. Maple sap frozen down, with added yeast, acid, sugar and yeast nutrient makes a decent wine. Fruit however, especially grapes, will tend to dominate discussion.

To subscribe, e-mail majordomo@kawartha.com and leave the subject area blank. The message should consist of "subscribe growwine".

To unsubscribe, e-mail majordomo@kawartha.com with the following command in the body of your message: "unsubscribe growwine".

If you ever need to get in contact with the owner of the list, (if you have trouble unsubscribing, or have questions about the list itself), send email to owner-growwine@kawartha.com. This is the general rule for most mailing lists when you need to contact a human.

FloriNet ListServ


Questions and answers posted by industry professionals.

To subscribe, send e-mail to florinet-on@postoffice.ag.ohio-state.edu. It is the address which counts. Subjects lines and message body are ignored, though the list owner can see them.

To post a question, send to florinet@postoffice.ag.ohio-state.edu Subject line: enter appropriate message. Message: write your message.

To reply to a question, send to florinet@postoffice.ag.ohio-state.edu or the individual's e-mail address. Subject line: automatically entered. Message: write your message .

To unsubscribe, send e-mail to florinet-off@postoffice.ag.ohio-state.edu.

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