Extractions from Teaming with Microbes by Jeff Lowenfels & Wayne Lewis
Plantains, Chickweeds, Henbit, and Nut sedges: Reduce Nitrates by using a fungally dominant tea. (Or compost. Added by Sangrit.)
Clovers and Quack grass: Add lots of protozoa and beneficial nematodes; this increases Nitrogen cycling and reduces Ammonium.
Ivy: Fungal dominate tea or compost.
Mosses: Soil is fungally dominant and acidic.
Dandelion: Appear in Calcium-poor soils. Endophytic fungi rids lawns of dandelions.
Fungi tie up calcium better than Dandelions.
Corn gluten can be used as a “pre-emergence” treatment.
Aphids: Stressed plants attract aphids via signals that unstressed plants do not emanate.
Whiteflies: Green Lacewings and larvae eat aphids, spider mites, whiteflies, and caterpillars. Compost teas have been reported to have been effective on whiteflies, fire ants, and scale.