Monday, 29 February 2016
The dangers of using chicken manure, Botswana farming
Todays post is about the dangers of using chicken manure when vegetable farming,
As farmers we know the high value of chicken manure in soil preparation so i am not going to tell you things that you already know.
However here is a little warning that we often over look, and that is that chicken's are famous for being carriers of mites, and some of these mites can attack plants, and of course this is not a good thing, in particular red spider mites, in fact often when you open a sack of chicken manure you can see these little mites crawling all over the place!
What can you do to avoid these mites?
Well first you could just stop using chicken manure or some farmers process there chicken manure by soaking it in huge drums of water, thus drowning all the mites and then mixing the soaked manure into there compost heap.
Well that was the Botswana farming tip for today, i hope you found it helpful! If you did please subscribe of follow
More tips will be up next Monday
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