Usefull for controlling Spider Mites – Two Spotted, Pacific, Strawberry, European Red, Citrus Red, Clover, Southern Red, Spruce and Bamboo – Use as directed: Spider Mites on all types of ornamental plants 4 oz – 8 oz per 100 gallons of water. Bifenazate has a solubility in water of 3.8 mg/L at 20°C, and [...]
Diatomaceous earth also known as diatomite or kieselgur, is a naturally occurring, soft, silice ous sedimentary rock that is easily crumbled into a fine white to off-white powder. It has a particle size ranging from less than 1 micron to more than 1 millimeter, but typically 10 to 200 microns. This powder has an abrasive [...]
Cabbage looper Use:Bacillus thuringiensis, Kurstaki(This product is produced by: Biobit, Dipel, MVP, Steward, Thuricide) This can be purchased at any hydroponic store. Where to buy this, Click here Videos on Natural Ways to Control Insects. Click here if you want to learn more. More Insect Control. Click here if you want to see more.
Black fly Black fly Use:Bacillus thuringiensis, Israelensis(This product is produced by: Vectobac, Mosquito Dunks, Gnatrol, Bactimos) Videos on Natural Ways to Control Insects. Click here if you want to learn more. More Insect Control. Click here if you want to see more.
Here is an interesting way to grow potatoes in a small area like a small back yard, balcony or porch. With just a few pounds of starting potatoes you can buy in the local grocery store, you can have up to 100 lbs of potatoes at the end of the summer. Potatoes grow from the [...]
The calculation for rain harvesting is simple and straight forward. There are two places where rain water can be caught. Rain is caught off the roof or channeled into a holding area once it hits the ground. The amount of water harvested off a roof is calculated by this formula. Maximum water (gallons) = 7.48 [...]
Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a species of budding yeast. It is perhaps the most useful yeast owing to its use since ancient times in baking and brewing. It is believed that it was originally isolated from the skins of grapes (one can see the yeast as a component of the thin white film on the skins of [...]
The hose and nozzle cannot destroy the micro-biology as it passes through. In this case, I have used a typical chemical pump up sprayer nozzle. This can be bought in any hardware store. You can buy the parts separate from the whole applicator. A 3/8 inch clear hose is used between the pump [...]
The easiest way to extract compost is to use a 400 um threaded nylon bag. You can buy them in any hydroponic store for about $47. Or you can make it yourself with a serger. A serger is sometimes called an overlock or babylock sewing machine. It’s a sewing machine that overcasts the raw edges [...]
Below is ground up oatmeal. This does not work in extractions but is used for pre-germinating fungi spores in your compost. A few days before doing your extraction, place a cup or two mixed in your compost. Make sure it is 50% moist with waterand then let it set. It is best of the ambient [...]
This is ground up kelp. It is used for feeding protists. This means it feeds amebas and all sort of single cell organisms. For a 5 gallon extraction, you only need about 1/2 cup. This product is good because it does not plug up your application equipment. This product can be found in any general [...]
Ground up fish bone meal is not really meant to put into a compost extraction, but to place a cup or so in your compost a week or so before extracting. This bone meal is good for growing bacteria because all of the oils have been removed. This product can be found in any general [...]
This cycle exists for converting protists wastes and for synthetic fertilizer absorption by plant roots. Remember synthetic fertilizers are salts. They are made up of NO3NH4. These are two parts to this salt. The NO3 can be directly absorbed into the roots through osmosis. NH4 needs to go through a process of being changed into NO3 [...]
Succession is the process where one plant species takes over the area from another plant species and then to another. This is not a change in DNA, but a change of dominance of one plant to another. This information is first coined by a man named Fred Clements. He published a 600 page book in [...]
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Hydroponics and Aquaponics almost use the same equipment, but the two methods of growing food or plants are different in the chemistry and root media. Hydroponics and Aquaponics use some sort of medium to hold the plant roots without soil. For hydroponics, chemical nutrients (generally petroleum based) are dissolved in water and then are pumped [...]