Plant of the podcast
Also known as the airplane plant
member of the lily family
Native to S Africa
Leaves up to 16 inches long and almost an inch high
has advantageous roots
Puts out stolons with flowers and baby plantlets
Found by NASA to be one of the most efficient plants for filtering pollutants out of the air
Easy to grow, tolerates a wide variety of light, temperature and humidiy
Tip of he podcast
Could be a whole podcast on it's own
Instead of blasting the problem with whatever is handy, there is a series of steps to ake.
- Threshold Decide what is an accepable amount of bugs or disease. In some cases it might be one, but in something like an aphid, it might be 20 per leaf, these are just numbers, you have to set your own.
- Monitor and identify the pests. You cannot properly control something if you don't know what it is, and you definitely do not want to destroy a good bug
- Prevention The best thing to do is to keep your plant as healhy as possible, that will help if it is attacked, and pests and diseases seem to go for the weakest individuals.
- Once monitoring, identification, and action thresholds indicate that pest control is required, and preventive methods are no longer effective or available, IPM programs then evaluate the proper control method both for effectiveness and risk. Effective, less risky pest controls are chosen first, including highly targeted chemicals, such as pheromones to disrupt pest mating, or mechanical control, such as trapping or weeding. If further monitoring, identifications and action thresholds indicate that less risky controls are not working, then additional pest control methods would be employed, such as targeted spraying of pesticides. Broadcast spraying of non-specific pesticides is a last resort.
Digging in the Dirt
Weeding and watering.
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