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How to stop weeds from growing

1. Herbicides Chemicals that are used to manipulate or control undesirable vegetation. Herbicide application occurs most frequently in row-crop farming, where they are applied before or during planting to maximize crop productivity by minimizing other vegetation. Lawns, Fence Lines, Driveways, Sidewalks, Brick Walkways, Gravel Walkways, Trees or Shrub areas, around Buildings, Edging Landscapes and open …

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Transforming Trash into Treasure: The Ultimate Guide to Composting for Healthier Plants and Gardens

All you need to know about making compost by yourself. Compost is a processed organic material, which is a basic and important component for feeding and fertilizing plants using the organic method. The compost we add to the soil enriches it with minerals, aerates the soil, improves drainage and prevents erosion. Compost is a product …

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Bacterial leaf spot treatment

This disease is caused by four species of bacteria. It occurs in tomato and pepper. It causes leaf and fruit spots, which leads to defoliation, sun-scalded fruit, and yield loss. leaf lesions are initially circular and water-soaked and surrounded by a faint yellow halo. When the disease affects the young pepper plants, it causes severe …

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What beats slugs

They devour plant leaves and leave behind a slimy residue. The slug can follow any slime trail left from the night before. The trails make a highway straight to the plants. They feed on a wide range of host plants, but are especially partial to young, succulent plants. They are most active at night and …

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How can you Sanitize your garden soil?

Organic and chemical methods to sanitize your planting soil. Soil borne diseases are many and varied and they develop under different environmental conditions and attack different plants. Different types of organisms such as fungal, bacteria, virus and nematodes (microscopic worms) are causing diseases. Common soil borne diseases include damping-off, root rot and vascular wilt. Every …

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Beneficial insectaries

Beneficial insects against pests Natural enemies are defined as insects used for biological pest control after being defined as such by qualified taxonomists. Its purpose is to gain control over the pest’s population by ecological means and biological methods. The need for biological pesticides has risen in recent years, due to increased awareness of the …

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Natural pesticides for plants

Organic pesticides Organic pesticides are usually considered as pesticides that come from natural sources. These natural sources are usually plants, minerals, fungus and bacteria. Even if a product is considered to be organic, it is still a pesticide. It is important to be careful when using any pesticide, even organic or natural pesticides. Just because …

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