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Author Topic: What do those acronyms, abbreviations, etc. mean?  (Read 10410 times)
movrshakr
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« on: April 16, 2011, 02:37:45 PM »

(Note - 5-2-12; the original post has been replaced with the following to incorporate most of the inputs which follow this post.  This was done because links to the topic land people on this first post, so I thought it would be good if this initial post had the whole list.  A few were omitted as being part of our pleasant jibbing of each other!)

AWS - Automatic Watering System
BBHIS - Big Box Home Improvement Store
BER - Blossom End Rot
BLT - what you hope to be able to make in the end; Bacon, Lettuce, TOMATO
BORG - Big Orange Retail Giant aka: The Home Depot
BST - beefsteak tomato
BT or BTi or BTk- Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis or kurstaki, mostly mentioned here for mosquito control (BTi) and as a spray (BTk) for chewing caterpillars, e.g., hornworm [mod:7-24-12]
BW -  Blake Whisenant  (EB inventor?)
CP - Cherokee Purple, a tomato variety (unofficial abbr., just shorthand)
CTV -  Curly Top Virus
EB -  EarthBox
FBP -  Forest Byproducts
HD -  Home Depot
KOJ -  Kathy or John
LOL - Laughing Out Loud, or lol
MG -  Master Gardener, or Miracle Grow (brand of products)
NPK -  nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium (fertilizer components)
OG - Organic Gardening Magazine
PHI -  post spray harvest interval; how may days to wait until harvest.  - gardendoc
PM -  Personal Message (use "My Messages" at top)
pmix -  potting mix
PT -  patio tomato
SIP -  Sub-Irrigated Planter
snack - a calcium nitrate solution, Ca(NO3)2  - gardendoc
SS -  staking system
SWP -  Self-Watering Planter
TH -  tomato hell (credit to Mr. Cushman)
TOTB -  tomatoes on the brain
TT -  Topsy-Turvy planter, upside down planter
TYLCV - Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus

Disease resistance codes found on seed packets
 A     Anthracnose
 AB   Alternaria Early Blight
 B     Bacterial Wilt
 F     Fusarium Wilt (type1)
 F2   Fusarium Wilt (type2)
 LB    Late Blight
 N     Nematodes
 PM   Powdery Mildew
 R     Rust
 S     Scab
 TMV Tobacco Mosaic Virus
 V     Verticillium Wilt
 W    Common Wilt

Add as you see fit.

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2011, 03:58:39 PM »

EB - EarthBox
pmix - potting mix
BW - Blake Whisenant (sp?) (EB inventor?)
snack - a calcium nitrate solution
BT or BTi - Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis, (a recognized human-safe larvacide, mostly mentioned here for mosquito control)
NPK - nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium (fertilizer components)

Add as you see fit.

Just to clarify: The most commonly used strain of Bt (kurstaki strain) will kill only leaf- and needle-feeding caterpillars. In the past decade, Bt strains have been developed that control certain types of fly larvae (israelensis strain, or Bti). These are widely used against larvae of mosquitoes, black flies and fungus gnats.

More recently, strains have been developed with activity against some leaf beetles, such as the Colorado potato beetle and elm leaf beetle (san diego strain, tenebrionis strain). Among the various Bt strains, insecticidal activity is specific. That is, Bt strains developed for mosquito larvae do not affect caterpillars. Development of Bt products is an active area and many manufacturers produce a variety of products. Effectiveness of the various formulations may differ.

source:  http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05556.html

This only emphasizes that you must read ingredient labels and match the pesticide to the pest.

Also, the 'snack' calcium nitrate is not readily available in most locales...it must be ordered online.

Mickie
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 01:28:40 PM »

EB - EarthBox
pmix - potting mix
BW - Blake Whisenant (sp?) (EB inventor?)
snack - a calcium nitrate solution
BT or BTi - Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis, (a recognized human-safe larvacide, mostly mentioned here for mosquito control)
NPK - nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium (fertilizer components)

OSH - just saw somewhere = Huh??


Add as you see fit.
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2011, 01:56:36 PM »

Here's some:

SS staking system
AWS Automatic Watering System
BER Blossom End Rot
TYLCV Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
CTV Curly Top Virus
MG Miracle Gro
BBHIS Big Box Home Improvement Store
KOJ Kathy or John
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2011, 02:00:19 PM »

BORG = Big Orange Retail Giant aka: The Home Depot
FB = Forest Byproducts
tag = Totally Awesome Guy  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2011, 02:09:27 PM »

Correction

FBP = Forest Byproducts.  I have taken so much grief from even suggesting using, and then the subsequent vindication, the FBP acronym needs to be correct, accurate, and technical
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 02:09:58 PM »

TH tomato hell (credit to Mr. Cushman)
BST beefsteak tomato
PT patio tomato
TOTB tomatoes on the brain
BLT what you hope to be able to make in the end
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011, 02:26:32 PM »

An acronym, I...have..... an....... acronym....credited to me! Woo Hoo! Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2011, 02:46:23 PM »

I have completely lost control.  Are all these real ones that are being used here or are y'all making things up?

At some point, I will alphabetize them.

EDIT
See latest list in original post--
http://forum.earthbox.com/index.php?topic=7381.msg63776#msg63776


Add as you see fit.
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2011, 03:21:42 PM »

I have completely lost control.  Are all these real ones that are being used here or are y'all making things up?

At some point, I will alphabetize them.

EB - EarthBox
pmix - potting mix
BW - Blake Whisenant (sp?) (EB inventor?)
snack - a calcium nitrate solution
BT or BTi - Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis, (a recognized human-safe larvacide, mostly mentioned here for mosquito control)
NPK - nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium (fertilizer components)

OSH - just saw somewhere = Huh??

SS staking system
AWS Automatic Watering System
BER Blossom End Rot
TYLCV Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
CTV Curly Top Virus
MG Miracle Gro
BBHIS Big Box Home Improvement Store
KOJ Kathy or John
BORG = Big Orange Retail Giant aka: The Home Depot
FBP = Forest Byproducts.
tag = Totally Awesome Guy  
TH tomato hell (credit to Mr. Cushman)
BST beefsteak tomato
PT patio tomato
TOTB tomatoes on the brain
BLT what you hope to be able to make in the end


Add as you see fit.

Ok, the tag thing was just a joke that nobody got. I guess funny bones are few and far between around here. Huh?
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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2011, 03:24:58 PM »

Ok, the tag thing was just a joke that nobody got. I guess funny bones are few and far between around here. Huh?

Joke?  That's what I think each time I open one of your posts.  I just thought everyone did the same
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2011, 03:52:11 PM »

What???  You didn't hear me smile?

I love your vanity and your advice.  Tag - you're awesome!

Deb
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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2011, 07:43:38 PM »

OSH - Orchard Supply Hardware, large California hardware store chain
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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2011, 08:58:59 PM »

Ok you got me! I was sitting here thinking...really? That's what tag stands for? Cute!
Then I scrolled down. Ha!Ha!

Now I'm curious. Is it your intials?
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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2011, 09:20:14 AM »

LOL=Laughing Out Loud
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