Much is asked about nematodes and how to avoid them entering your garden…. but what are they, how do they strike fear in our hearts (or at least our green-ish thumbs), do they have a “bright side” and is there any place for them within our soil ecosystem? This "Soil (Life) Series - Nematode" blog will introduce you to the phylum that is the nematodes; the options available to you for prevention; the lack of methods for eradication; the potential management techniques (and the impact of some of those on the good, the bad and the ugly); a bit of solidarity if you're suffering; and hopefully a little less fear in the face of spotting those lumpy roots.
We continue the "Soil Series" with an investigation of the Organic Matter component within the "Soil Composition Pie". Episode 2.2 focuses on the pictorial representation of the Soil Food Web plus the associated relationships and paths of energy/nutrient transfer. Enjoy!
Follow the link to learn all about this little beastie, why it is an effective plant crippler and some ways of supporting your garden system to overcome its attack - if not this current wave, then in preparation for the next.
Plus some fancy close up and personal paparazzi photos.... from our new digital microscope!
Terrra Perma are a Permaculture - education and design team from Perth Western Australia.