SOIL WEB OF LIFE.
Beneficial Predatory Nematodes
Undisturbed soils are full of benefical soil organisms. Research indicates, however, many common agricultural practices degrade the microscopic life forms in the soil. Tilling the soil, removal of the top soil, erosion, site preparation, soil compaction, and fumigation are some of the activities that can reduce or eliminate these benefical organisms.
Reintroducing these micro-organisms with Synergy Compost Tea can dramatically improve plant performance while using less water and fetilizer. Synergy can help you reduce or elimate chemical pesticides and funbgicides with a result that reduces costs and inproves plant health.
BENEFICIAL PREDATORY NEMATODES: Beneficial Nematodes naturally occur in healthy soil and are used to control soil pest insects and eggs, larve or grubs. Beneficial Nematodes attack soil dwelling insects yet leave plants and earthworms alone. Beneficial Nematodes attack the larve by entering the larve via mouth, anus or respiratory openings and start to feed. The insect dies within a few days.
Benefical Nematodes are harmless to humans, animals, plants and healthy earthworms, beneficial nematodes aggressively pursue insects. More then 200 species of pest insects from 100 insect families are targets of these nematodes.
Nematodes are effective against grugs and larval or grub stage of JAPANESE BEETLES, NORTHERN MASKED CHAFER, EUROPEAN CHAFER, ROSE CHAFER, FLY LARVE, ORIENTAL BEETLES, JUNE BEETLES, FLEA BEETLES, BILL-BUGS, CUT-WORMS, GIRDLER, CITRUS WEEVILS, MAGGOTS AND OTHER DIP-TERA, MOLE CRICKETS, IRIS BORER, ROOT MAGGOT, CAGGABE ROOT MAGGOT, CARROT WEEVILS, TERMITES, GERMAN COCKROACHES, FLIES, ANTS, FLEAS, to name a few.
PROTOZOA: Protozoa are single-celled animals that feed primarily on bacteria, but also eat other protozoa, soluble organic matter, mold spores, powdery mildew and fungi. As they eat bacteria, protozoa release excess nitrogen that is used by plants and other members of the food web.
SAPROPHYTIC MATTER: Digest Compost into HUMUS.
BENEFICIAL ARTHROPODS: Arthropods feed on eggs and larva of APHIDS, SPIDER MITES, SMALL CATERPILLARS AND DESTRUCTIVE BEETLES.
BENEFICIAL BACTERIA (BT): Bacillus Thuringiensis is an insecticide with unusual properties that make it useful for pest control in certain situations. BT is naturally occuring and is present in soils everywhere. Several stains infect and kill insects. BT is the only "microbial insecticide" in wide spread use. BT is used against leaf and needle feeding caterpillars and has shown effective control of certain fly larvae, mosquitoes and leaf beetles.
NEMATODES ATTACK GRUB