flow through worm beds designs

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by growingdeeprootsorganicly, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    mites are one thing nems are another............
     
  2. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    I thought so, do the mights eat beneficials as well? Or is that what you said to bring a magnifying glass for?
     
  3. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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  4. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    LOL, sorry... MITES... wow...;)
     
  5. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    That Was Great Oak St
     
  6. Tim Wilson

    Tim Wilson LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sorry Treegal, I was watching the Dem Con last night and slept in this morning (nice).

    Nematodes: predatory nematodes would be the option and I am lacking in knowledge about what species would help control your bad bugs but would not continue on to kill your good bugs as well. Also, will they molest or upset the worm population? I have lots of bacterial feeding nematodes in my worms and they get along.

    Someone who raises and sells nematodes may have a good idea but Robert McSorley is a world authority on nematodes and he is (or was) at the university of Florida. You may not get to him in person but try the department. I find some of these famous scientists are pretty decent about responding to emails. I even got a couple of emails from Wilhelm Foissner which is like getting a call from Albert Einstein or the Queen of England.

    Let me know if I can help with some research.

    Tim
     
  7. Tim Wilson

    Tim Wilson LawnSite Senior Member
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    Bill, you may not be too far off the mark. I have been thinking of a motor home pulling a laboratory trailer and travel around a bit learning and teaching.
    But those damn fuel prices! Before I leave I need to figure out a way to amplify solar.<grin>

    Tim
     
  8. Jerilynn

    Jerilynn LawnSite Member
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    What happened with the alfalfa meal? Did it heat up too much?
     

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