E Coli help
bti at ix.netcom.com
Fri Nov 8 13:38:07 EST 1996
>bti at ix.netcom.com(Juan Calderon) wrote:
>>What is the best way to kill E-Coli without killing beneficial
>>in organic waste slurries? (I like to keep actinomicetes, pseudomonas
>I am just wondering what is the purpose of your
>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
>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.
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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