Ladbrooke Soil Blockers
Made in England by Ladbrooke Ltd. The soil block system allows for easy transplanting and eliminates root spiraling.
A successful recipe for soil block mix (with thanks to Eliot Coleman): Mix 2 10-qt. buckets peat or coir with 1/2 cup of lime and 2 cups of azomite. Add 2 buckets of sand, 2 more buckets of peat, 1 cup of phosphate, 1 cup of greensand, 1 cup of bloodmeal and 1 more cup of azomite. Mix well. Add 1 bucket of compost and 1 bucket of soil and mix again. Add water until the mixture is spongy but not soggy and start making blocks.
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Plant Protection Last Resorts
These products come with detailed instructions on their labels. Contact us in case you don’t receive the attached booklet or if the label is illegible. For more info on these products, click here.
While we try to stay current with product specifications, product formulations are subject to change without notice.
Use our Sprayers to apply these products. We welcome your suggestions about successful low-impact pest-control methods or products.
Is that pesticide registered in your state?
Each state treats potentially dangerous items differently. Like alcohol and open-carry laws, pesticide registrations are different everywhere. We cannot ship a pesticide to a state where it is not registered.
Before buying or using any pest- or disease-control product, be sure it is registered for use in your state and, if you are a commercial grower, registered for commercial production.
Purdue University has a searchable database of information for most states. You can look up products by name, registration number or active ingredient. Contact information is provided for states that don’t participate in the website.
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USDA NOP rule concerning disease and pest control
Caution certified-organic growers:
Before using any of these products for pest or disease control, you must have followed the National Organic Program rule 205.206(e). A product being labeled here as allowed is not sufficient to meet standards for organic certification.
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Inoculants, soil amendments, fertilizers, livestock supplies and pesticides are labeled as:
OMRI: Organic Materials Review Institute. Most state certifying agencies, including MOFGA, accept OMRI approval.
MOFGA: Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association. Reviewed by MOFGA and allowed for use on MOFGA-certified farms. Check with your certifier.
WSDA: The Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Organic Certifying division has approved these products for use in organic agriculture in Washington State. MOFGA has indicated that they will accept products on this list for their certification program. Check with your certifier.
Nat’l List: One-ingredient products on the NOP* List of Allowed Substances (subpart G of the Organic Foods Production Act, sections 205.601-606). Check with your certifier.
AYC: Products whose active ingredient is on the list of allowed substances, but which are not on the OMRI or WSDA list. Ask your certifier.
Not Allowed: A few of the products we list are not allowed for organic production but we think they have a place in sensible agriculture and can be used when certification is not an issue.
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