Preparing soil samples for microscope analysis is easy. The actual analysis has a steep learning curve. It takes a bit of practice. Preparing soil samples is different than preparing compost tea and compost extract samples. In preparing soil samples we are going to be measuring the amounts of micro-0rganisms contained in the soil. That means [...]
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Here are some simple How To Vidoes to Make Compost Teas. For more information on Compost Tea Application schedules for preventing diseases see, For more Information on applications schedules for Tea Applications, Click Here For more Information on Disease and Pest Suppression using Compost Teas, Click Here Compost Teas/Extracts Foods, Click Here Making Compost Teas [...]
Caterpillars Use: Spinosad 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.
Cabbage worm 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.
How disease suppression on leaves works is no secret. On the leave surface, each leave cell has many ports where fungi and bacteria can connect to. This is a normal process for plants. Good and bad fungi can connect. Good and bad bacteria can connect. Each micro organism takes up a connecting ”portal” on the leave [...]
Glomus clarum is an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus used as a soil inoculant in agriculture and horticulture. Its purpose is to increase the surface area of roots for nutrient absorption. The beneficial effect of the mycorrhizal symbiosis on the water status of tomato plants stimulated plant growth.
Bacillus stearothermophilus is a thermophile and is widely distributed in soil, hot springs, ocean sediment, and is a cause of spoilage in food products. It will grow within a temperature range of 30-75 degrees Celsius. It appears in compost piles at the hot part of the cycle.
Bacillus thuringiensis Bacillus thuringiensis (or Bt) is a soil-dwelling bacterium, commonly used as a biological alternative to a pesticide; alternatively, the Cry toxin may be extracted and used as a pesticide. They are now used as specific insecticides under trade names such as Dipel and Thuricide. B. thuringiensis also occurs naturally in the gut of [...]
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 [...]
Cavitation is the formation of gas bubbles of a flowing liquid in a region where the pressure of the liquid falls below its vapor pressure or in this case (0 psi). When a pump creates cavitation, it destroys the micro-organism by allowing the internal pressure of single cell organism to explode the through the cell [...]
The 5 gallon bucket sits on top of the applicator. Use the compost bag to wash the organisms off the compost. Add the appropriate foods and you are off to the races. The pump is located under the bucket. It is self contained. The pump is connected to the bucket by a hose at the [...]
When first establishing a vineyard for the first time, vines are generally require fungal dominated soil. This is expressed as soil F:B (Fungi to Bacteria. General rule of thumb, keep the F:B ration to 10:1) ratio for the plant and the existing soil. The type of foods added to the Extract depends if you need [...]
Rhizobium Bacteria is part of the nitrogen fixing cycle for Legumes. It has a symbiotic relationship with plants where starches are eaten by the bacteria and the bacteria give back proteins to the host plant. The protein is stored in nodules connected to the roots. For Information on bacterial and mycorrhiza inoculants, click here. [...]
Fixed Nitrogen from Nematodes. This nitrogen cycle is mainly appart of late succession plants and forests. For Information on bacterial and mycorrhiza inoculants, click here. For More Information on Nitrogen Cycles, click here.
This is one of the more tricky and interesting Nitrogen Fixing Cycles. The Ammonium comes from the nitrogen eaten of bacteria by nematodes. By default, bacteria bodies have a C:N ratio of 5:1. Bacteria have a very narrow split between Nitrogen and Carbon. Nematodes have a C:N ratio of 100:1. The split between the Nitrogen [...]
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 [...]
Here is an example of a neighbor who wants to install a hidden water catchment system in their front yard. The catchment system will be installed in the front yard just left of the front window. All of the roof rain water will be saved in the soil in the front yard. The front yard [...]
This video explains succession and how to go about using in a landscape. The example given is for converting a mow strip from cement to re-activating dead soil by only using plants and compost tea extracts. Succession is the process where one plant species takes over the area from another plant species and then to [...]
There are two places where micro-biology dominates in outdoor forest nature. It dominates in the soil in the form of bacteria, protists, fungi, nematodes and etc…. And it dominates on the plant surfaces mainly with fungi and bacteria. Measuring the amounts of each organism is one tool we can use to make plants grow healthier and stronger. [...]