P413 Teletext 413 Oct30 21:01:11       ——————— with Rebecca Maer ———  CHOOSING PEST AND DISEASE CONTROLS Creepy crawlies and nasty diseases are sent to try the most patient gardeners and the type of control to choose is a thorny issue. There are three basic types - biological, organic and chemical. Most gardeners will go for a combination as the most realistic option. Biological controls use predators and parasites to kill the pests. Whilst organic ones tend to come from plants. ——————————————————————————————————1/5—— WIN a camcorder >>> Central heating protection from British Gas. See p611 McEwan Pets Tea Break Music
P413 Teletext 413 Oct30 21:00:10       ——————— with Rebecca Maer ———  CHOOSING PEST AND DISEASE CONTROLS Biological controls are becoming increasingly popular but are really only effective in a greenhouse or conservatory environment. Pests controlled by predators and parasites include aphids, red spider mites and whitefly. The key to success with such controls is to introduce them when the pest has taken hold but the whole place is not too heavily infested. ——————————————————————————————————2/5—— WIN a camcorder >>> NOW IT'S EVEN EASIER TO FIND LOVE: TELETEXT DATING ITV p390 McEwan Pets Tea Break Music
P413 Teletext 413 Oct30 21:00:11       ——————— with Rebecca Maer ———  CHOOSING PEST AND DISEASE CONTROLS Organic controls include derris powder, derived from roots, which controls caterpillars, sawflies, thrips and red spider mites. Another is pyrethrum spray which kills whitefly, aphids and ants but it's not selective so be careful where it's targeted. Chemical controls, if absolutely necessary, are effective if used carefully and instructions followed. ——————————————————————————————————3/5—— See our Millennium countdown 105 WIN A SAMSUNG CAMCORDER >>> McEwan Pets Tea Break Music
P413 Teletext 413 Oct30 21:00:30       ——————— with Rebecca Maer ———  CHOOSING PEST AND DISEASE CONTROLS More gardeners are using preventive methods to combat pests. Examples include a layer of gravel around the hostas to keep the slugs and snails away. Young carrot plants can be protected from low-flying carrot fly with a 60cm polythene barrier put around the crop. And devastating club root can be minimised in vegetables if you allow roots to establish before planting. ——————————————————————————————————4/5—— Motoring 416 Halloween treats 417 WIN A CAMCORDER >>> McEwan Pets Tea Break Music
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