E Coli help

Juan Calderon bti at ix.netcom.com
Fri Nov 8 13:38:07 EST 1996


You wrote: 
>
>bti at ix.netcom.com(Juan Calderon) wrote:
>
>>What is the best way to kill E-Coli without killing beneficial
bacteria
>>in organic waste slurries? (I like to keep actinomicetes, pseudomonas
>>and fungi)
>
>Dear Juan, 
>
>I am just wondering what is the purpose of your 
>experiment?
>
>I think that if you give it enough time, E coli will die 
>in the organic waste slurries.  The natural place of E coli 
>is in the large intestine.  I don't think that it will compete 
>very well against Pseudomonas, actinomycetes in the natural 
>environment.
>
>Also remember that E coli belongs to the group called COLIFORMS.
>We routinely use coliforms as an indicator of fecal contamination.
>One of the requirement of the indicator of fecal contamination is
>the microorganism should not grow and multiply in the environment
>nor survive for a long time in the environment.
>
>Just my two cents, I could be wrong.
>
>Umnarj Paeratakul
>Thailand. 
>
Thank Umnarj
I try to use manure slurries as fertilizer but there is a health
concern about E Coli. The other bacteria (beneficial)  is very
appreciated by farmers.



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