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Offlineacidhead1279
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sterilization vs. pastueriazation
    #1506464 - 04/30/03 02:03 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

just want some input from more experienced growers...
what's better: sterilization or astuerization for 50/50 casing?


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Re: sterilization vs. pastueriazation [Re: acidhead1279]
    #1506642 - 04/30/03 03:34 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

For me: pasteurization


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Re: sterilization vs. pastueriazation [Re: zeronio]
    #1507096 - 04/30/03 11:04 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

srerilization is easy thats why i prefer


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Re: sterilization vs. pastueriazation [Re: acidhead1279]
    #1507151 - 04/30/03 11:37 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I agree with zeronio. Also, the addition of a bit of lime to the casing has seemingly helped to reduce contams.


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Re: sterilization vs. pastueriazation [Re: Olgualion]
    #1507706 - 04/30/03 03:06 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

if it is ph balanced to 7-8 then there is no need to sterilize/pasteurize-you should be fine. the acidity/alkaline level is crucial when using peat because it is very acidic.


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Re: sterilization vs. pastueriazation [Re: jakeholman]
    #1507785 - 04/30/03 03:30 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

but ph 7 peat thats all
but sterilization is easy then pasteru..


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Re: sterilization vs. pastueriazation [Re: jakeholman]
    #1507786 - 04/30/03 03:31 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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if it is ph balanced to  7-8 then there is no need to sterilize/pasteurize-you should be fine.  the acidity/alkaline level is crucial when using peat because it is very acidic. 




What?  :confused: Don't lead the new kids on the block astray.  One or the other is needed & any casing mixture should be pH tested & adjusted.

Otherwise you could add a casing mix RIPE with comtam's, gnats, gnat larva & nasty nemitodes. :frown: :frown: Not a good thing.

Either pasturization or sterilization works. Pasturization is what my foaf does with a casing mixture.

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Re: sterilization vs. pastueriazation [Re: SixTango]
    #1508239 - 04/30/03 05:43 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

thanks for the help guys


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Re: sterilization vs. pastueriazation [Re: acidhead1279]
    #1508568 - 04/30/03 07:13 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

point taken-thanks 6T for correcting me and helpin out acidhead.


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