Ants and Viruses
Ants are disease vectors, they help spread many diseases from plant to plant and place
to place. This is because ants carry their own type of fungus with them. They use this
fungus for many things from growing their own food to protecting them for other fungus
which are harmful to them. One of the most important aspects of disease control is to
control how it is spread around.
Control the ants and you control many diseases on plants.
Many viruses which attack trees are spread by ants climbing up them. Most viruses are
soil borne. They come from the earth under certain conditions. Usually the earth has not
only these bad viruses but many good viruses also. It is only when the health of the soil
is very low that the bad bacteria are a problem since they love dead soil.
Read the info Dances with Ants Dept ....
info Natural Tree Dept for more information.
read About the Tree Vents for using the tree vents as a way to control the
ants also. By placing the tobacco in the tree vents mixed with garlic, the tree will absorb
this and it will effect any insect that attacks this tree.
Read Compost Production Dept
especially read Compost and your Trees
read Compost Tea Page for help using
compost tea in controlling viruses on trees.
see also Some Tips on Raising the
Energy Level of the Tree
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March 10, 2013