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Update: New Pest & Disease Records (05 November 18)

We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this fortnight include the first report of… 350 more words

Agriculture

Update: New Pest & Disease Records (13 October 18)

We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this fortnight include the first report of sweet potato Badnavirus in South Africa. 384 more words

Agriculture

Beans - The Nitrogen Booster!!

Did you know that beans adds nitrogen to the soil? One of the three main ingredients needed for healthy plant growth.  Beans along with nitrogen-fixed bacteria called Rhizobia work together to take nitrogen from the environment and put it into the soil.  63 more words

Homesteading

What is Vermicompost?

Vermicomposting is the process of creating compost with the aid of earthworms. While all composting relies on microbes to do much of the work, vermicomposting allows worms to come to their assistance. 703 more words

The Garden

Update: New Pest & Disease Records (07 September 18)

We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this fortnight include the first report of… 409 more words

Agriculture

C:N Ratios of Common Organic Materials

The carbon-to-nitrogen (C:N) ratio is often considered to be of utmost importance in composting, particularly hot composting. If the C:N ratio is too high, the compost will break down extremely slowly. 589 more words

The Garden

5 Ways Seaweed Boosts Plant Resistance

If you didn’t already know, seaweed is one of the best plant fertilisers out there. Some coastal growers across the world have been known to harvest seaweed and use it in their gardens to enhance their crops. 413 more words

Gardening