Worlds Best Compost

Organic Gardeners Composting

Organic Gardeners Composting

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What you'll discover in The Worlds Best Compost e-book: The method of feeding plants in a totally natural way that results in the tastiest, most divine food you and your family will ever have. Why youll use much less water in your garden using colloidal humus compost (and how youll be saving time, money, effort and even the environment!) The secret to healthy soil through massive microbial action. (If you could see these microscopic guys at work there's more action than a Schwarzenegger movie on crack!) The shameful, sheep mentality almost all agriculture and garden advisors suffer from that costs you time and money using dangerous, toxic gardening and horticulture practices (and is murdering our planet in the process!) How to develop a soil that.

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Conservatory Plant Room

Conservatories are warm humid habitats. Regular watering of plants also increases relative humidity. This would make the conservatory an ideal place for mites. Mites of the family Tetranychidae (Prostigmata), known as spider mites, are plant parasites and have been found in 24 of homes in Sweden (Warner et al. 1999). Soika and Labanowski report spider mites found on ornamental trees and shrubs, which may be used in a conservatory. Plants may also affect the environment for house dust mites (Soika and Labanowski 2003). Anyone who keeps house plants attracts also dust. Therefore, houseplants can also be a habitat for house dust and stored product mites. With ornamental plants comes soil and compost, which will bring their own mite fauna with them. Warner et al. 1999) found Cryptostigmata (Oribatida) otherwise known as soil or beetle mites in homes of asthmatic children.

Coleoptera Beetles Weevils

Of the several edible groups within this family, the most interesting is probably the subfamily Dynastinae or giant rhinoceros beetles, particularly the genus Oryctes. Three species, including two that breed mainly in dead standing palms, are eaten in Africa, whereas Oryctes rhinoceros is a major pest of palm in Asia and the western Pacific. Main hosts of the adult beetles are coconut, oil, and date palms, whereas the larvae live in a variety of dead but not yet decomposed plant material, including dead standing coconut palms, stumps and logs on the ground, and other types of decaying wood, as well as compost, dung heaps, rotting straw, rotting coconut husks, coffee and cacao pulp waste, refuse from sugar cane factories, ricemills, and sawmills, and other wastes from agricultural processing. Control of rhinoceros beetles is based on sanitation and cultural practices similar to those recommended for Rhynchophorus weevils, suggesting that Oryctes might also be incorporated into palm IPM...

Leafcutter Ant Atta sexdens

Behavior and reproduction Leaf-cutter ants are social insects that live in large underground colonies. Workers use their sharp jaws to cut sections of many kinds of green leaves and carry them back to the nest. The leaves are chewed up to form compost for growing a species of fungus for food. Depending on their size, workers perform various tasks, including caring for the larvae, expanding the nest, cutting leaves, and defending the nest. The fungus gardens are located in underground chambers just beneath the surface. There are also special chambers for waste and unused plant materials. Each nest has

Prevention And Control

Walk Through Milking Parlor

In practice, even well-designed facilities have residual places in corners, around feeders, or along fence lines where organic debris can accumulate and fly breeding can occur. These places should be inspected regularly. Waste disposal should involve proper burial, spreading in a thin layer (< 3cm) on open fields, submersion in water, or aerobic composting. Compost piles must be turned frequently to keep the material hot and in a state of active fermentation. Special attention should be given to seepage areas that can form at the margins of compost piles if the material is not contained in bunkers with vertical sides.

Public Health Importance

Musca Sorbens

The house fly is the most common cause of fly annoyance in North America. Adults aggregate around garbage, compost piles, and other food sources, and they readily enter buildings. House flies are conspicuous when alighting directly on people, crawling on human food, or resting on walls, windows, and ceilings. These substrates become soiled with fly specks, dried droplets of fly vomit, and feces. False stable fly (Muscina stabulans) and its relatives The false stable fly and its relatives are common around filthy habitats, including latrines, household wastes, and accumulations of animal manure. The adults have feeding habits similar to those of the house fly and present similar risks for mechanical transport of food-borne pathogens. These flies remain outdoors and rarely feed on human food. However, they do feed and defecate on fruit and serve as potential vectors wherever breeding sites are near open-air markets and roadside fruit stands. Larvae of the false stable fly and of M....

Urban ecosystems

Urban-ecosystem A is typically 60 greenspace and 40 builtlandscape, and has a range ofsoil types, drainage systems, ground cover, and plant and animal species. It is a mix of land use undisturbed areas, planned and unplanned greenspace, and commercial and residential buildings. Greenspace varies in size and use, and includes golf courses, tracts of recreation and parkland, lakes, and waterways, and the ornamental shrubs, trees, and turfgrass associated with the gardens and yards ofresidential housing. Undisturbed areas may be plots of trees or secondary vegetation on land bordering residential or commercial sites. The interface of suburbia with small-scale agriculture may be abrupt and with little space (often a roadway) between them. The spread of suburbia often brings residential areas close to established livestock and poultry farms, landfills for household waste, dumps for automobile tires, or industrial refuse sites. These operations have insects and other animals that become...


Scavenger fly, sepsis pectoralis Adults are about 4.5 mm long and black. Full-grown larvae are 5-6 mm long, slender and pale white except for yellowish-white spiracles. Segments 5-10 have ventral, transverse rows of setae. The anterior spiracles are inconspicuous and with 5-7 lobes. The posterior spiracles are distinctly separated on sclerotized projections. The caudal segmenthas four tubercles surrounded by a broad band of spines. This species occurs in rotting garbage and household waste.

Butterfly hunters

Bates, another traveller naturalist, believed that the leaf-cutting ants cut the vegetation in order to line their nest, a notion based on an old Indian legend. Belt discovered the truth in Nicaragua, that the leaves are brought back into the nest in order to make a compost and to grow fungi, on which adults and larvae in the ant colony feed.

Pitfall Trapping

It is sometimes necessary, for example when carrying out mark-release-recapture studies (subsection 6.2.10), to keep specimens alive within the trap. In such cases it is advisable to place some kind of material in the bottom of the trap to provide a refuge for smaller individuals. Compost, small stones, leaf litter, moss or even polystyrene granules may be used for this purpose. Small pieces of meat may also be added to the traps to reduce cannibalism and interspecific predation (Markgraf and Basedow, 2000), but this may introduce the complication of differential species-specific olfactory attraction (subsection 6.2.8) which will make the results more difficult to interpret in some types of study. Live-trapping may yield different relative species compositions of predators such as spiders and carabid beetles compared with kill-

Fungus Gnats

Darkwinged fungus gnats are 1-11 mm in length and closely resemble the Mycetophilidae except that their eyes meet above the base of the antennae. The adults (Fig. 8.9A) are usually encountered in moist, shady habitats. The larvae (Fig. 8.9B) feed on a wide range of materials, including fungi, decaying plants, manure, and, in some cases, the roots of greenhouse plants, soybeans, and clovers. Lycoriella mali is a major pest of commercial mushrooms, feeding on compost and all stages of mushrooms. Bradysia species are known to infest greenhouses, where they damage plant roots and consume fungi in potting soil they also transmit spores of plant-parasitic fungi of the genus Pythium. There are four larval instars. The adult-to-adult life cycle lasts 15 49 days in some of the economically important species. Like the myctetophilids, the sciarids may emerge inside houses from ornamental plantings and potted plants.

Urban habitats

Urban areas may have different systems for handling household waste water and for removing surface or storm water. A combined system brings together household waste and surface runoff water into one network of pipes and delivers the combined discharge to a centralized sewage treatment facility. Some cities have a system which diverts household waste and storm water to separate pipes. Those pipes carrying only surface water discharge at various points into natural watercourses, and the waste water is directed to a sewage-treatment facility. The separate system diverts the majority of surface water to storm sewers, but some of it may be combined with sewage and treated before being released. While both methods can provide harborage and other resources for pests, the combined waste water system is most likely to support pest populations, because of the food contained in the toilet and kitchen refuse.


Rattailed maggot, drone fly, Eristalis tenax (Fig. 7.2c) Adults are about 15 mm long and dark brown to yellowish brown. The head is produced anteriorly, the thorax is covered with fine setae, the abdomen is shiny and has black and yellow markings. Full-grown larvae are 17-20 mm long, pale yellow to yellowish white, with distinct prolegs on the mesothorax and abdominal segments 1-6. The larvae have anal gills and a long respiratory tube, which provides the common name of rattail. The puparium retains the long rattail, and the pupal respiratory horns are long. The long tail functions as a type of snorkel, allowing the larva to take air from the surface while feeding on the bottom. The mouthparts consist of coarse and fine filters to remove particles of food that enter the mouth. Water is sucked in and then forced out to clean the filters and prevent clogging. This species is distributed worldwide, except for some tropical regions. In about 1870 it spread through Asia to western North...

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