BEER: As Bait for Slugs and Snails

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Fill a small container such as a thimble with beer and sink it in the earth to ground level; prime with beer around the edge; add a small amount of metaldehyde to the beer; snails can't get out again. A70-43; A70-221; A73-717; F70-34; OR72-198
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BEER: As Nutrient Element 1 part to 40 parts water; initial response of plants most favorable; beer and 1/4 strength organic solution made plants prosper at first in normal medium; then white mold appeared caused by yeasts; controlled by ferbam, captan, Bordeaux mixture; then medium became interlaced with yeast colonies producing large quantities of C02; all plants repotted. AU70-186; ODA69-9 0
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