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Fighting Microbes with Microbes | The Scientist Magazine®

Like humans, with their complement of microbes that aid in everything from immune responses to nutrition, plants rely on a vast array of bacteria and fungi for health and defense. Over the last decade, research has revealed many new functional aspects of the crosstalk between human-associated microbes and human cells, but plant biologists are only beginning to scratch the surface of the often surprising ways that soil microbiota impact plants, from underground fungus-wired alarm systems to soil bacteria that can trigger defensive plant behavior or even act as a sort of vaccine. But despite these benefits, microbes are still primarily thought of as harbingers of disease……

Fighting Microbes with Microbes | The Scientist Magazine®.

Organic Solutions for Gardens and Plant Pests

Organic Solutions for Garden & Plant Pests

By Clifford Woods

Organic Solutions for Garden & Plant Pests

 

There is a balance in nature that can be tapped into if you want to keep your garden and plants at their best. And when you want to cultivate and maintain an organic garden and naturally healthy plants it is much easier to work with Mother Nature than against her.

Many organic solutions for garden and plant pests are available. Simple, easy to make remedies you can try making yourself and try them out.

 

 

Here is a list of some combination and single mixtures to help in the fight against pests.

  1. Diatomaceous Earth and Chile pepper: Grind up two handfuls of dry chilies into a very fine powder then mix this with 1 cup of Diatomaceous earth. Add to 2 liters of water and let set overnight. Shake well before using.
  2. Chrysanthemum Flower Tea: These flowers hold a powerful plant chemical component called Pyrethrum. This substance invades the nervous system of insects rendering them immobile. You can make your own spray by boiling 100 grams of dried flowers into 1 liter of water. Boil the dried flowers in water for twenty minutes. Strain, cool and place in a spray bottle. This mixture can be stored for up to two months.
  3. Tobacco: Take one cup of organic tobacco (preferably a tobacco that is natural) and mix it in one gallon of water. Leave overnight and after 24-hours it should have a light brown color. Add more water if it too dark. You can use this on most plants, except those belonging to the nightshade family of plants such potato, tomato, eggplant etc.
  4. Salt Spray: This is used on plants that have spider mites. You can mix 2 tablespoons of Himalayan Crystal Salt into one gallon of warm water and spray on infected areas.
  5. Orange Citrus Oil, Water and Soap: Mix together 3 tablespoons of liquid Organic Castile soap with 1 ounce of Orange oil to one gallon of water. Shake well. This is an especially efficient treatment against slugs and can be sprayed directly on ants and roaches also.
  6. Eucalyptus oil: A natural pesticide for flies, bees and wasps. Simply sprinkle a few drops of eucalyptus oil where the insects are found.
  7. Cayenne Pepper Mix or Citrus Oil: This is another excellent organic pesticide that controls ants. Mix 10 drops of citrus essential oil with one tsp. of cayenne pepper and 1 cup of warm water. Shake well and spray.
  8. Mineral oil: This organic pesticide works well for dehydrating insects and their eggs. Mix 10-30 ml of high-grade oil with one liter of water. Stir and add to spray bottle.
  9. Onion and Garlic Spray: Mince one organic clove of garlic and one medium sized organic onion. Add to 1 quart of water. Wait one hour and then add one teaspoon of cayenne pepper and one tablespoon of liquid soap to the mix. This organic spray will hold its potency for one week if stored in the refrigerator.
  10. Neem: A very powerful & natural pesticide and you can make your own Neem oil spray. Simply add 1/2 an ounce of organic Neem oil and ½ teaspoon of a mild organic liquid soap to 2 quarts of warm water. Slowly stir it up and then pour it into a spray bottle and use right away.
  11. Garlic Tea: Make your own garlic spray by boiling a pint of water, throw in roughly chopped garlic cloves and steep until the water is cool. Remove any garlic bits with cheesecloth and then pour into a spray bottle and use.
  12. Basil Tea: Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add 1-cup fresh basil. Remove from heat, cover and let cool. Then mix in 1 tsp. of liquid dish detergent. Pour into a spray bottle and use. Basil Tea is good for combating aphids.

Simple-Simple – for both garden and house plants: Mix 1 cup Sunlight dish soap and 1 tbs. of vegetable oil together and then store the liquid in a plastic air tight container. When you need to use it, take 2 teaspoons of this liquid and mix it with 1 quart of water in a spray bottle. Spray top and under the plants leaves and any new shoots and buds. When it is hot, repeat every third day – 3 applications over 7 days. In the cooler weather you only need to use it once a week for 3 weeks.

Organic Solutions for Garden & Plant PestsEmploying organic solutions for garden and plant pest control would go hand in hand with the soil being organic as well. If you have been using store bought chemical fertilizers and are trying to transition out of this method, be patient. Soil goes through both many changes with the transition from a chemical to organic fertilizer is made. It can take the soil quite a while to adjust. Plants can often go through a few stages of poor yields before producing at peak performance.

An easy transition and sure fire method is adding some Beneficial Microorganisms as they are naturally already in the soil. It is just a matter of populating the soil with these beneficial
microbes – they will do the rest.


Clifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology.
We brew Beneficial Microorganisms that eat toxins and offer Environmentally Friendly Products.

Gardening Organically – Your Best Gift to the Environment

Gardening Organically – Your Best Gift to the Environment

By Clifford Woods

Organic gardening, unlike what majority of people perceive, is quite simple. What it means is not introducing chemicals or synthetic products like fertilizers and pesticides into your garden. Yep, that’s it. It is that simple and most people who have pets and kids, perhaps already garden this way, simply to keep their family safe.

If you are ready to have your own organic garden or are new to gardening organically, you will be amazed to see how some really simple techniques can help you raise a bright and colorful garden that will be lively and beautiful all year long. The best way that you can start even before you till the soil in your garden is by generating your own organic compost.

Gardening OrganicallyYou may buy a composting container for that purpose, especially if you live in a place with limited space or if you are worried about the smells that might come from the heap. Organic compost can be considered as one of the prime requisites of organic gardening.

Some of the best things that you can feed your compost with are things like grass clippings straight from your lawn and dried leaves from trees around your neighborhood or in your own yard.

 

You can also use kitchen scraps, but stay away from meat, milk, and yogurt, because they will give off an awful stink and also could attract animals if you live in an area that is known for garbage eating animals.

Once you have your own organic garden thought out and have your compost all ready and waiting, you can get started. You might not realize, but the environment gains a lot with these organic gardens. You can till the soil in your garden and mix your compost into the dirt, which will give you a fantastic base in which to start growing your organic garden. This can be any kind of garden that you want it to be, populated with flowers, bright plants, trees and even food for your family.

Some people might be concerned about how to get rid of pests that come to the garden without using chemicals, but it’s really simple if you know what you are doing.

You can get organic pesticides, but if you really want to keep it even simpler, without any extra sprays, then the first thing is to keep your plants as healthy as you can.

Pests are usually only interested in sick and decaying plants and not the healthy fresh plants. Therefore, if you really want to keep the bugs away then keep your plants as healthy as you can get them. Also, you can introduce things like ladybugs into your organic gardens, as they do minimal damage on their own and they love to eat specific types of pests off your plants.

If you are careful about gardening organically and really pay attention to what is going on in your garden, then you can really stave off the pets and sickness that might plague your garden.

Don’t become discouraged if you do get sick plants or bugs in your garden; there is always help out there. You just need to know where to look; a search on the Internet is a great place to start.

You will be able to keep a wonderful garden that not only appeases your aesthetic sense, but it is your best gift to the environment.


Author: Clifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology.

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Indoor Composting

Indoor Composting

By Clifford Woods

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Composting can be termed as the conversion of waste in to usable fertilizer. It is largely a natural phenomenon in which the decomposition of the waste materials happens under the presence of oxygen. The large particles of waste are broken down in to finer pieces by the action of bacteria, worms, fungi, air and heat.

Besides the natural phenomenon of composting, people can prepare compost at home as well through indoor composting. This method of composting is easy to manage and can be carried out with the waste collected from a garden.

Making compost at home is a very simple an easy process that does not require much effort or resources. All one needs for making it at home is a barrel or a pot in which the waste materials like dried grass and leaves are stored away.

When this waste is subjected to water and oxygen, the waste starts decomposing and turning in to compost. Another way of turning the waste collected in the barrel is to expose it to heat and moisture. Under the action of sunlight and the water vapors, the waste breaks down and turns in to nutrient-rich fertilizer.

There are many benefits of composting. The first major benefit that composting has is that it recycles the waste products in to something useful. By converting the wasted materials into fertilizer and indoor composting can do this too, a household not only is disposing off their waste, but is also in creating something useful from it.

The conversion of waste into useful products is good for the environment growing plants as well as it lessens the amount of land pollution and keeps the earth garbage free. Thus, composting is beneficial not only for the people but also for maintaining the ecological system of our planet too.

Compost, also known as humus, is great for growing plants and can help reduce the use of artificial fertilizer in gardening. Since compost is made from organic materials, it is rich in nutrients that are required by the plants and at the same time is not at all harmful for the soil. On the other hand, the artificial fertilizer used to make the plants grow faster is extremely hazardous for the soil and can damage its growth potential.

By having compost made by indoor composting you then replace the artificial fertilizer for your indoor plants. A person will not only be saving himself from spending extra money on the purchase of the fertilizer but will also help in saving the soil’s potential too.

Another of the benefits of composting that you can get is that it helps in controlling erosion. In areas that get a lot of rainfall, top soil loss and erosion is a major problem. In such areas, the use of compost whether manufactured through indoor composting or natural means can help in providing a solution to this problem.

Since compost has a high water-retaining capacity, it soaks up the water and seeps it in to the soil without letting the water erode the soil. This way compost can help in saving the top soil and prevent soil erosion, which is among the most serious ecological issue the world is facing today.

Beneficial Microorganisms are very useful when one is engaging in indoor composting. What these microorganisms do is speed up the composting process by as much as half the time or more and they also eliminate any odors that naturally accompany the composting process.

Indoor Composting with the use of beneficial microorganisms will get the job done faster with no odors.

Because of all these benefits, making compost through indoor composting is a healthy activity that can help not only your garden but can also aid the environment by reducing land pollution. This article offers some benefits and uses of composting, indoor composting and the general value of engaging in composting as an activity to help the environment.

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Clifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology.
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The Rancher’s Life

The Rancher’s Life

By Clifford Woods

A Rancher is a person that runs a ranch full of domestic animals like cows, sheep and chickens. Sometimes a ranch is also used for breeding rare domestic animals like ostriches and elk as well. The person who owns the ranch is responsible for running the day-to-day affairs of a ranch and has to look out for the animals all day long.Ranching is quite a tough business that even though is rewarding is a very physical kind of job.

A rancher has to overcome quite a few challenges and difficulties in raising the animals on the ranch. The following are some of the problems that a ranch owner faces in managing the livestock on his ranch.

Cows in the rancher's lifeDifficulties Faced By Ranch Owners: The list of difficulties associated in the rancher’s life is a very long one, some of which involve the breeding and keeping up the population of the animals on his ranch. The most obvious difficulty that a ranch owner faces is the physical labor that he has to put in while caring and feeding the animals on his ranch. Since a ranch is located on a very big piece of land, the biggest of all ranch troubles is to go around the ranch and provide the fodder for the all animals present there early in the morning, even before eating his own breakfast. Sometimes they have to start the feeding of the animals long before daybreak in order to complete the whole feeding routine in time.

Another of the big difficulties that are a part and parcel in the rancher’s life is to take care of the animals. Since the livestock raised by the ranch owner is his life and blood and his source of income too, he has to take care of the animals himself. He cannot rely on others to perform this duty, as diligently as he can and therefore, he has to dedicate much of his time in cleaning the animals and maintaining their enclosures so that they do not get ill or contract a disease. This is also a very demanding job that is both physically and mentally exhausting.

Besides the afore-mentioned difficulties, there are many other ranch troubles that a ranch owner has to go through in order to run a successful ranch business. Thus, the rancher’s life is not an easy one. He has to do a lot of his work with his own hands and has to remain active throughout the day in order to properly take care of the animals on his ranch along with the repairs and upkeep of all the buildings on his ranch.

The rancher’s life and it’s value to society:

A ranch owner is of great value for a society as he provides for the basic needs of the people living in the society. A rancher goes through all the ranch troubles in order to raise the animals whose meat and other products are then used by the people of the society.

It is the ranch owner that does all the work behind the scenes that result in the milk being available in stores and the meat present in butcher shops. If it weren’t for the rancher, people would have to raise cattle in their homes themselves in order to get their hands on to the basic necessities of life, like milk, eggs and meat.

Thus, there is no doubt in saying that the rancher’s life is fraught with difficulties. However, it is an important job that not only serves the society at large but also is a fun and healthy business, which is quite enjoyable as well.

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Clifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology.

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The Technology on Effective Microorganisms EM

The technology on effective microorganisms is a mixture of beneficial bacteria and yeast. The top soil can be improved by the addition of these foreign substances. It has proved to be an impressive option all over the world. The know-how can be applied in human health, agriculture sector, livestock rearing and industrial waste treatment.

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