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Organic Controls for Garden Pests

Pest Control Video Gallery

Introduction to Organic Pest Control

Many of your suffer from these pests but not so many have actually seen them. We have taken a large number of videos via our microscope over the years and last Year we put them all together into a talk which we successfully delivered at many local gardening clubs. We've divided the talk up into 6 short videos of a few minutes each that show you the pests and explain how we have used them in our own organic market garden and nursery.

This first one is the introduction to the talk.

 

How to control slugs with nematodes

Slugs are susceptible to nematodes which invade them and infect them with bacteria that ultimately kill the slug. This video shows you what nematodes look like and how they control the slugs that are eating your favourite plants

 

Nematodes also need to be ordered for use in the near future. Nematodes however can be stored in your refrigerator for a few days and used on a day convenient to you.

How to control red spider mite

One of the key problems for plants grown in glasshouses is Red Spider MIte - also known as two spotted mite. It can be a real issue for expensive house plants and in our glasshouses our Strawberry plants have had a hard time. This video lets you see the culprits up close, shows you the predators that feast on them and explains how they keep the pest under control.

The aim is not to eradicate the pest but to get a balanced ecosystem. In commercial situations they sometimes put the pest in first so that the predators can have something to feed on while they multiply

 

How to control whitefly with encarsia

Cabbage White Fly can wreak havoc with your cabbages, broccoli and other brassicas. Encarsia is a pretty little wasp that lays it's eggs inside the white fly larvae so that when its own young hatch they eat the whitefly larva. Each wasp can account for 100 or so whitefly.

 

How to control Mealy Bug with Australian Ladybird Larvae

Mealy bug is a massive problem for owners of exotic plants judging by the number of views of our video. It's fascinating to see what they look like and how the larvae of the Australian Ladybird have evolved to look just like their prey. Like a collection of hairy trilobites. A really fascinating video.

 

How to control Aphids using ladybirds and lacewing larvae

This final video reviews the different types of Aphid and describes how Ladybirds and Lacewings can be effective controls.

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