Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re: Ants problem
- well, ants are insects and quite a few animals munch
on insects. it can be something as easy as a flock of
slightly underfed chicken, or encouraging some other
wild animal that eats ants naturally in your area to
take over your field. i just goggled "what eats ants"
and it came up with a number of hits. i am not trying
to say that ants are easy to fight; they are there for
a reason and also have plenty of enemies, that's all.
--- Dieter Brand <diebrand@...> wrote:
> What predator are you talking about?____________________________________________________________________________________
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- To whom in the natural farming group may know : In my walnut orchard irrigated through "Poritex" - a textile fibre which exudates water all along its walls -I have one problem: There are pupas of longhorned beatle perforating 2 to 3 mm holes in this fibre material. Instead of chemical control, I am searching for a weed to discourage these beatles. Does anybody have suggestions what veggies I may try ? To all the group my thanks -- I am learning much from all your intercourse e- mails. To all , wherever located I wish a good year... WITH RAIN. - Carlos
To: firstname.lastname@example.orgFrom: diebrand@...: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 04:25:51 -0800Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re: Ants problem
Hit the send button in mid-sentence. Here is the continuation:Seedballs are no good if it doesn't rain. My neighbourwas able to sow two months ago and his crop is already2 feed high because he ploughed his field and was ableto take advantage of a little soil moisture. I'm still waitingfor the rain, and as it looks now it won't come before theend of the year. Which means it will be too late to sowfor next year and I will lose another season. It is hardlyadvisable to tell farmers under such circumstancesto convert to natural farming.DieterDieter Brand <diebrand@...> wrote:Calin,What predator are you talking about?DieterPS: Seedballs are no good if it doesn't rain. My neighbourwas able to sow two months ago "Calin A. Radulescu" <crandrei@...> wrote:Dieter,apart from hiding the seeds away from ants in a ball of clay, i would also try to answer questions such as:1- what critter would be the most efficient antpredator in that particular environment ? 2- what keeps that predator from doing its job?wishing all of you a very good year,calin.--- Dieter Brand <diebrand@...> wrote:__________________________________________________________Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your home page. http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs---------------------------------Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your homepage.[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]---------------------------------Looking for last minute shopping deals? Find them fast with Yahoo! Search.[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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