Gardening

Solutions for the ecological control of pests in your orchard or garden

For the ecological control of pests and diseases both in the orchard and the garden , it is essential to implement a series of tools and techniques that we have at our disposal that are very simple to apply and that little by little, with observation, you will master.

You will be able to grow healthy and sustainable horticultural and ornamental plants without using products that are harmful to your health and the environment, one of the main characteristics of organic or organic farming .

How to control pests in an organic vegetable garden and garden

There are some very common pests that affect most of the plants that we grow that we can solve naturally and enjoy our vegetable garden and garden at its peak.

To prevent pests it is important that we take into account something as simple as the association of crops . This will help us to prevent many of the pests, but not all, especially if we do not have much experience in horticulture or gardening.

The greater variety of insects, birds, reptiles, etc. There is in our orchard or garden greater possibilities there will be for these communities to self-regulate, that the ecosystem is balanced and we will not have problems due to the appearance of pests. Keep in mind that most insects and other living beings that we will find are very important and beneficial in ecological or organic agriculture. That is why it is very important to take advantage of the auxiliary fauna and create spaces where they can go, such as ponds and promote biodiversity .

Another important point to prevent the progression of pests is to check the plants regularly. Sometimes identifying pests in the early stages of development will help prevent serious damage to plants. Take a good look at the underside or back of the leaves and possible discolorations in these or shiny areas.

What is possibly the greenest way to fight a pest? With insects or others that are large enough, we can grab them directly, we can do this in the case of worms, some beetles or snails (mollusks).

Ecological remedies for pests of ants, bed bugs, aphids, whiteflies, worms and caterpillars  > remedies based on pompadour or tajetes are very useful . Make a preparation based on this magnificent and useful plant and you will be able to prevent and combat the aforementioned pests without problems. Many of the birds that we can find in a vegetable garden and in a garden are insectivores and are the natural predators of worms and caterpillars. Lavender infusion is also effective in fighting ants .

Ecological remedies for pests of mites, moths, aphids, beetles, worms, flies and mosquitoes > you can prevent and combat them very easily with a plant that you will surely use in some of your cooking recipes: basil. Prepare this solution as directed and apply it in your garden and garden to combat pests. Remember that ladybugs or vaquitas are the natural predators of aphids. Another home and natural remedy for this type of pest is bay leaf, you can see how to prepare and use it here .

Ecological remedies for aphids, snails and slugs > In the case of aphids, spray very cold water on the plants with the plague. It is very important that the water is very very cold for it to take effect. It is good to know that shingles and ducks are the natural predators of snails. In addition, for all three cases you can use diatomaceous earth could be another option for this type of pests. We can also make a paste with white clay or kaolin and water and apply it to the leaves and stem to repel these insects.

Ecological remedies for whitefly pests, larvae, aphids and mites  > This homemade spray that you can prepare is effective for these pests . It’s simple to do and apply, and best of all, it’s effective. You can also try neem (follow the manufacturer’s directions). Neem or neem is also effective for squash bug pests  .

Ecological remedies for spider mites, mealybugs, mites, aphids and other sucking insects > dilute a teaspoon of neutral soap (you can do it yourself) in a liter of water and spray the affected plants twice a day for 3 days. A week later, spray again twice a day for two days in a row. This onion preparation helps you eliminate aphids. For mealybugs and spider mites you have these remedies. The natural predators of the aphid will be our ally, these are some.

Ecological remedies for field mice, thrips, potato beetles, wireworms or nematodes > These types of pests are also common and we must know that there are ways to repel and combat them without using toxins. Check out this article to know how to do it. And for nematodes in particular you also have other options, you can see them here .

 

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