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August 13, 2017

IPM: How To Manage Common Fungus Gnats

“Fungus gnats are small flies that infest soil, potting mix, other container media, and other sources of organic decomposition.”

Click on the link below for excellent information from University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources – Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program:

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7448.html

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*Treating soil with heat is an effective option to consider  in many situations to propagate healthy, strong plants year-round by controlling common soil-borne weeds, harmful pests (i.e. snails, gnats and eggs), molds (damping off), and disease safely, economically, and chemical-free  in your growing media…pasteurize BEFORE you plant your valuable seeds, cuttings, and transplants. Successful growers around the world have been using Pro-Grow’s heavy-duty equipment for over 30 years to carefully control their growing mixes in-house.  Sterilize screened media first and then add beneficial amendments and supplements.  Using unsterilized media in the beginning may introduce a variety of problems into your growing operations.  Minimize your exposure to toxic chemicals with soil pasteurization and sterilization.

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