hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

RE: Nemacur

Amen, Merle and Linda!  I'm a big user of compost rather than chemical 
fertilizers, and I have never had what sounds like nematodes.  I also believe 
lots of composted (!) organic matter helps prevent many of the rot diseases, 
too.  Let's hear it for biodiversity, even in our soil microbiology.

Barb, the only really organic gardener in Santa Fe Iris Society, and I have 
rabbit manure by the cubic yard, if anybody's ever in the area...

From: 	iris-l@rt66.com on behalf of Merle and Linda Roberts
Sent: 	Friday, February 07, 1997 9:02 AM
To: 	Multiple recipients of list
Subject: 	Re: Nemacur

> From: Lbaumunk@aol.com
> To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
> Subject: Nemacur
> Date: Thursday, February 06, 1997 8:35 AM
> I was very interested in Terry Aitken's article on nematodes in the
> Have any of you used Nemacur?  It sounds a little scary to me.  I wonder
> exactly what is meant by a "restricted" pesticide.  Colorado State U.
> test for nematodes, and although nematodes sounds like a good explanation
> the kind of decline in vigor we see in long-used iris beds, I hate to
> for a condition I am not sure exists in my garden.  Any ideas?
> -Lowell Baumunk
> Douglas County, Colorado

Before we all go out and buy a bag of  chemical nematicide, we need to take
a good look at the soil that is the foundation for the health of the plant.
 Terry's is right on about the lack of organic material in the soil.  We
need to maintain high soil organic matter (old manure, compost, or alfalfa
pellets)  to improve the ability of the plant to withstand modest damage
from nematodes.  When we start adding manure (green or animal), we increase
the food supply to microorganisms. This will make the soil come alive with
many natural predators of nematodes (fungi, mites and predatory nematodes).

Merle and Linda Roberts
Grand Coulee Dam, Washington

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index