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While people differ on words that describe organic agriculture, there is ever increasing evidence that managing organic agriculture is best by mimicking nature.
If you are heading towards Organic agriculture, Permaculture, Biodynamic agriculture, Conservation agriculture, Regenerative agriculture, Biological agriculture or any mimicking / tracking nature, following agro-ecological principles, you will likely find some useful tools offered by Agro Organics.
Remember the big picture
When using the organic pest and disease control products do not forget the big picture of organic farming. Controlling pests and diseases organically means much more than simply changing the types of sprays and dusts you use. Organic gardeners strive to develop a balanced system where problems are regulated naturally and where there is little need to use even the safest organic sprays and dusts to control pest problems. Therefore one of the principles is to eliminate or minimise the use of these products.
But keep in mind that preventative measures are the keys to successful organic farming.
Some crops like wine and table grapes, for instance, will be attacked by downy and powdery mildew each season depending on weather conditions, and therefore the use of program spraying to control powdery and downy mildew is important especially up to pea berry size. Infection with any one of these diseases during this early stage can cause complete crop loss.
Some of the products like Bio-Tricho and Bio-Impilo help to induce plant resistance and it is recommended for use on all plants.
Please handle all products with respect.
The control programs gives an indication of the certain stage that insect or disease problems can occur and can be treated preventatively. If a good monitoring system is followed, especially with insect problems, treatment can be postponed until the problem occurs.
Agro Organics supply everything you need via Jamie’s Garden Shop:
Jamie’s Garden Shop
Based in Cape Town, this is a modern garden shop that is as inspired by innovative green living as it is by the beauty and satisfaction that successful gardening can bring.
Their advice centers on the best ways to build and manage the following:
– Organic Vegetable Gardens
– Container Gardening
– Urban greening
– Organic soil maintenance (soil food web principles)
– Water wise gardening with succulents
Their fertilisers, soil mixes and pesticides are one hundred percent organic and highly effective in the ways that nature intended, delivering the best results.
Compost Tea Brewing System
Compost Tea is a means of returning the correct balance of aerobic microorganisms to both plants and soils.
Modernised farming and/or landscaping techniques has improved the chemical status of soils, however, has caused an imbalance of microorganisms in the soils and on plant surfaces. Anaerobic microorganisms have become the dominant microbial populations within the soils, which have led to increased compaction, decreased water retention, decreased organic matter (soil organic carbon), an increase in plant diseases and an increase in the requirements for fertilizers and/or composts.
A healthy ecosystem for plants is an ecosystem where plants form strong relations with aerobic populations of microorganisms (bacteria, protozoa, fungi). These microbial populations aid in plant nutrition, stimulation of both root and shoot extensions and defense against pathogens. Additionally, the aerobic microbial populations structure the soils, making it more porous for better aeration and water holding capacities. Roots spend less energy to extend in the soil. The aerobic organisms also produce organic matter, which lock excess nutrients and fertilizers in the soil, thereby reducing leaching.
Ecosoil Compost Tea is produced from high quality composts which have been specifically designed to contain a high diversity of aerobic microorganisms. By using Ecosoil Compost Tea, the aerobic microorganisms are re-established in soil and/or on plant surfaces. The plants grow more efficiently, better root growth occurs, colouration of leaves and fruit are enhanced, and occurrences of diseases are reduced. The total cost of growing the plants are reduced allowing for a more profitable crop.