SQUASH, CUCUMBERS, PUMPKINS, AND MELONS
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
A. APPLICATION IN NURSERY:
Mix BioVam as an amendment to bedding soils at
a rate of 8 lbs (one gallon) per cubic yard. Do not add fertilizers
or chemical fungicides to soil mixes.
If you pasteurize your soils, keep in mind that temperatures above 110 F
(45 C) may be lethal to the Mycorrhiza in BioVam.
B. APPLICATION IN THE
FIELD FOR NEW PLANTINGS OR TRANSPLANTING:
A minimum of 1 teaspoon of BioVam per plant is
recommended when transplanting uninoculated plants. Place BioVam in the
planting hole directly under seedling, ensuring that physical contact between
BioVam and roots is established. Application rate for seed drilling or banding
is 16 lbs. (2 gallons) per acre.
We recommend the use of well-composted materials
added to the fill soil at a ratio of 10% compost to soil. Materials high
in fulvic and humic acids are the most advantageous to successful union
of BioVam and root.
is usually most responsive at low fertility levels. To assure inoculation
the University of California recommends that the nutrient levels should
be below at least one of the following with the phosphorous level being
the most critical:
||approx 95 lbs/ac = 105 kg/ha
||approx 64 lbs/ac = 71kg/ha
||approx 50 lbs/ac = 55 kg/ha
||approx 23 lbs/ac = 25 kg/ha
* Nitrate forms of nitrogen
are preferable to ammonium forms especially in peat mixes.
Do not use pre-plant fertilizer or fertilizers in the hole at time of planting.
Added chemical or organic fertilizers will impair the BioVam's ability to
establish itself in the root of the plant and delay or destroy the beneficial
effects of BioVam on the plant.
D. FREQUENCY OF USE OF FERTILIZER:
One application of Biosol or another organic
fertilizer equivalent to NPK 7-2-1 should be adequate for the crop production
cycle. This fertilizer should be applied at a rate of 1/3 less than the
manufacturer's recommended rate.
All recommendations about dosage represent a
minimum amount. Increased dosages will add to speed and effectiveness of
BioVam's working on the roots of your plants. Soil should be treated with
organic compost, not to exceed 10% to promote streptomyces soil bacteria,
tricaderma fungi and other bio-control agents.
Insect control should be achieved by using effective
integrated pest control measures (IPM) whenever possible. This means the
use of beneficial insects, botanical insecticides or other environmentally
sensitive alternatives are recommended. Refer to the approved product list
in the Questions and Answers Sheet for chemicals compatible with BioVam.
|Our Affordable Gardening Supply Products, which we call Natures Own
Growing System, include
Organic Gardening Kit,
biosol forte 7-2-1 Organic Fertilizer,
Planters II Trace Mineral Fertilizer,
Soft Rock Phosphate-50Lb,
Microbe Tea Brewing Kits,
Pre-Brewed Microbe Tea,
Bio-Peat moss and mushroom compost,
Organic Bar Soaps,
Just Like Sugar Natural Sweetener, and
Spider Elimination Kits (spider traps). Most of these products are used
high brix plants which are high in plant nutrients (mineral and vitamin)
People interested in these products are back yard gardeners,
farmers, farm crop management, flower growers, home and garden supply companies,
house plant growers, landscapers,
lawn care companies, plant nursery
owners, organic farming,
organic gardening, urban
gardeners, and those who wish to pursue
container gardening methods. Those interested in bettering their diets
and health use our products to grow highly nutritious foods.
The application of these products supports agriculture soil in general
but has many specific applications on this web site for
and asparagus, apple trees,
black leaf fungus on quaking aspen trees,
bulbs and flowers,
fairy rings in lawns, frost protection on Asian
pear fruit trees,
growing fruit trees,
necrotic ring spots in lawns,
promotion of earthworms in the soils,
red hot chili peppers,
rose plants, turf grass management of
blue grass and all other kinds of grasses,
wine grape, vine and vineyard management,
zucchini and squash of all kinds,
vegetables and several thousand other specific plants - virtually everything
grown on farms and in gardens aimed at plant and root enhancement. Numerous
pictures are present in a variety of exhibits.
Contained in these products are soil life forms that are often found
in some compost tea brewing kits but are much more effective in our
BioVam Mycorrhiza product and our
Microbe Tea Brewing kits. Organisms like, Mycorrhiza fungi (endomycorrhiza
fungi and ectomycorrhiza fungi), nitrogen fixing bacteria, phosphorous solubilizing
bacteria, and bacteria that are beneficial organisms found in our
BioVam product. Nitrogen fixing bacteria, cellulose eating trichoderma fungi,
and many beneficial soil organisms are found in our Microbe Tea Brewing