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  • Montello, WI
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Tea recipe for Hop plants
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I work on a hops farm and I slowly trying to convert the conventional farmer over from anhydrous based fertilizer to a more natural approach using a worm tea mixture. Is there anyone that knows of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sandy Jan 26, 2013.

 

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"What is a good method for commercial application of worm tea. I have found that the fimco pumps cant handle worm tea. Any advice?"
Aug 23, 2013
Rob Turner replied to Tracy Oram's discussion Harvester bar design.
"getting a steel bar and strips of hard polycarb plastic ( like they use on the bottom of a snowplow) to sandwich the ends and reduce friction works great. i ran three strips of poly carb....both ends and one in the middle to guide the steel bar…"
Aug 8, 2013
Rob Turner commented on guofeifan's photo
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Processing machine of casting

"Whats the name of this pelleter....company? model?"
Aug 8, 2013
Rob Turner and iJohn are now friends
Aug 5, 2013
Rob Turner commented on guofeifan's photo
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Processing machine of casting

"where would i be able to get one of these in the north central US??"
Aug 5, 2013
Rob Turner replied to Woo's discussion How long can worm compost be stored?
"I am in the process of tracking the lifespan of biology in worm castings for my job. I will keep you updated! I plan on publishing my results. RT"
Jul 26, 2013
Rob Turner replied to George's discussion A large bug in my Flow Thru
"If its a water bug dont grab it....little fackers hurt like a mo fo when they sting you!!"
Jul 18, 2013
Rob Turner replied to chris's discussion bet bedding there is
"So those critters that you speak of are part of the soil food web. Worms excrete a enzyme called chitinase which breaks down insects exoskeletons. Most of your outdoor critters will not harm your worms unless they have a population explosion from…"
Jul 18, 2013
Rob Turner replied to Connie's discussion What cocoon is this?
"I think they may be flies or pillbug pupa. at that point they are no longer the (maggot)  something will be flying or crawling out of that.."
Jul 18, 2013
Rob Turner commented on David Li's photo
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Need Help to identify this one!

"That sir is a springtail"
Jul 16, 2013
Rob Turner commented on guofeifan's photo
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"Does this ball/pelletize the castings?"
Jul 16, 2013
Rob Turner replied to Lee's discussion Advise required on African Nightcrawlers
"I believe that they will work. Just need to accurately calculate how much soil is in each bin. And then calculate how many worms to put in each or you'll have runners. You want to shoot for 150-300 full sized ANC's per cubic foot. So if…"
Jul 8, 2013
Rob Turner replied to iJohn's discussion Lab Analysis Of Casting
"Im not sure if that was the case. I just thought that your potassium level was higher than the rest. Lol. Grinding up food works great because the more surface area you have  the faster it gets composted. THey love bananas and melons! The only…"
Jul 3, 2013
Rob Turner replied to Lee's discussion Advise required on African Nightcrawlers
"We keep ours in bins that are 10 cu ft approx, but the equation follows suit for any container. Just remember they don't go very deep. Yeah sorting every two weeks would provide adequate aeration. Just make sure you arn't sealing the…"
Jul 3, 2013
Rob Turner replied to iJohn's discussion Lab Analysis Of Casting
"Very cool man. I work in a lab testing soil and castings. Looks like you put alot of bananas in your compost? The key to castings is not necessarily the NPK value that is listed, but the amount of good nitrogen fixing bacteria that are in the soil.…"
Jul 1, 2013
Rob Turner commented on The Garbage Guru's group Fire ant fighters!
"I have used a worm tea, full strength mix with molasses and kelp meal and sprayed on ant hills. seems to work for the species up here in Wisconsin. I would assume that it could do the same for fire ants. They do not like the Chitinase enzyme created…"
Jul 1, 2013

Profile Information

When did you start composting with worms?
April 1, 2009
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
Will Allen
What do your worms like to eat?
Anything food minus pineapple
What kinds of worms do you have?
Eisenia fetida
What worm bins do you use?
Large 12*4 foot all the way down to 5 gallon pails
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
70-150
My Vermicomposters.com Map Entry URL:
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About Me:
I have recently started a business in vermicomposting and I am trying to amp up production to a larger scale.
Website:
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