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Old 12-02-2004, 03:38 AM
Daniel Prince
 
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I am attempting to solarizing the soil in one of my garden plots because
last year all my tomatoes had nematodes. I am using the instructions in
the "Sunset Western Garden Problem Solver" except that I am using 6 mil
plastic because that is what my brother bought.

I put the remote probe from a digital thermometer on the soil surface in
the middle of the 4 foot by 20 foot bed and so far the highest
temperature I have gotten was 112 degrees F. Is that hot enough to kill
nematodes? Thank you in advance for all replies.
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Old 13-02-2004, 05:50 PM
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I don't solarize until the summer and I"m in the central valley of CA. Our
temps frequently go over 100.

Planting marigolds help with nematodes around tomatoes. And don't forget to
rotate your crops.

HTH
Nicole
BTW, 112 is not high enuf to solarize

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I am attempting to solarizing the soil in one of my garden plots because
last year all my tomatoes had nematodes. I am using the instructions in
the "Sunset Western Garden Problem Solver" except that I am using 6 mil
plastic because that is what my brother bought.

I put the remote probe from a digital thermometer on the soil surface in
the middle of the 4 foot by 20 foot bed and so far the highest
temperature I have gotten was 112 degrees F. Is that hot enough to kill
nematodes? Thank you in advance for all replies.
--
Whenever I hear or think of the song "Great green gobs of greasy
grimey gopher guts" I imagine my cat saying; "That sounds REALLY,
REALLY good. I'll have some of that!"



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Old 13-02-2004, 05:54 PM
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Articles
http://www.mastergardeners.org/projects/nematode.html

the site imo

http://vric.ucdavis.edu/usesites/ressite.htm
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I am attempting to solarizing the soil in one of my garden plots because
last year all my tomatoes had nematodes. I am using the instructions in
the "Sunset Western Garden Problem Solver" except that I am using 6 mil
plastic because that is what my brother bought.

I put the remote probe from a digital thermometer on the soil surface in
the middle of the 4 foot by 20 foot bed and so far the highest
temperature I have gotten was 112 degrees F. Is that hot enough to kill
nematodes? Thank you in advance for all replies.
--
Whenever I hear or think of the song "Great green gobs of greasy
grimey gopher guts" I imagine my cat saying; "That sounds REALLY,
REALLY good. I'll have some of that!"



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Old 13-02-2004, 06:00 PM
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I don't solarize until the summer and I"m in the central valley of CA. Our
temps frequently go over 100.

Planting marigolds help with nematodes around tomatoes. And don't forget to
rotate your crops.

HTH
Nicole
BTW, 112 is not high enuf to solarize

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"Daniel Prince" wrote in message
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I am attempting to solarizing the soil in one of my garden plots because
last year all my tomatoes had nematodes. I am using the instructions in
the "Sunset Western Garden Problem Solver" except that I am using 6 mil
plastic because that is what my brother bought.

I put the remote probe from a digital thermometer on the soil surface in
the middle of the 4 foot by 20 foot bed and so far the highest
temperature I have gotten was 112 degrees F. Is that hot enough to kill
nematodes? Thank you in advance for all replies.
--
Whenever I hear or think of the song "Great green gobs of greasy
grimey gopher guts" I imagine my cat saying; "That sounds REALLY,
REALLY good. I'll have some of that!"



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Old 13-02-2004, 06:22 PM
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http://www.mastergardeners.org/projects/nematode.html

the site imo

http://vric.ucdavis.edu/usesites/ressite.htm
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"Daniel Prince" wrote in message
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I am attempting to solarizing the soil in one of my garden plots because
last year all my tomatoes had nematodes. I am using the instructions in
the "Sunset Western Garden Problem Solver" except that I am using 6 mil
plastic because that is what my brother bought.

I put the remote probe from a digital thermometer on the soil surface in
the middle of the 4 foot by 20 foot bed and so far the highest
temperature I have gotten was 112 degrees F. Is that hot enough to kill
nematodes? Thank you in advance for all replies.
--
Whenever I hear or think of the song "Great green gobs of greasy
grimey gopher guts" I imagine my cat saying; "That sounds REALLY,
REALLY good. I'll have some of that!"





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Old 15-02-2004, 08:52 PM
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"Nicole H" wrote:

112 is not high enuf to solarize


How hot does the soil need to get to kill most of the tomato nematodes?
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Whenever I hear or think of the song "Great green gobs of greasy
grimey gopher guts" I imagine my cat saying; "That sounds REALLY,
REALLY good. I'll have some of that!"
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Old 15-02-2004, 08:52 PM
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"Nicole H" wrote:

112 is not high enuf to solarize


How hot does the soil need to get to kill most of the tomato nematodes?
--
Whenever I hear or think of the song "Great green gobs of greasy
grimey gopher guts" I imagine my cat saying; "That sounds REALLY,
REALLY good. I'll have some of that!"
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Old 23-02-2004, 05:42 AM
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I don't know if solarizing kills nematodes. You can always call your local
cooperative extension and they can answer all your questions.
I know planting marigold flowers around tomatoes help w/nematodes
Nicole

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"Nicole H" wrote:

112 is not high enuf to solarize


How hot does the soil need to get to kill most of the tomato nematodes?
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Whenever I hear or think of the song "Great green gobs of greasy
grimey gopher guts" I imagine my cat saying; "That sounds REALLY,
REALLY good. I'll have some of that!"





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