How to get rid of the NEMATODES


02 October 2020 11:30 AM

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Practice crop rotation. planting the same crops in the same soil can encourage nematode in the soil. Vary your crops and make it difficult for nematodes to really enjoy living in your garden.

If your plants are affected, don't put the roots in the compost heap - drop them into a plastic bag and put them in the garbage.

Also, try create a rich organic soil by adding compost, manures and mulches. These encourage beneficial nematodes which attack the pest species. Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food is a good option and complete fertilizer, will help the soil to recover.

Try to sow mustard seed as a green manure, grow it to about half meter high then dig it in.During the decompose process, mustard will release chemicals to fumigates the soil and helps control nematodes.

Hope this helps and happy gardening :)

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