YUCKO, BUCKO!!! BIG, FAT, JUICY MAGGOTS!!
I realize that you're not promoting this but it is extremely fascinating and enlightening to see what some people do to get by.
I have no problem with farmers using whatever means possible to increase fertility and especially with doing things to help the environment.
However, synthetic fertilizers, in most situations are 10-20 times more effective and 1,000 times more practical.
The article is blatantly misleading in suggesting that this is a solution to climate change.
Dutch farmers and nitrogen : Summer 2022
Fertilizer/Natural Gas Prices. Energy crisis in Europe because of unreliable fake green/anti environmental energy! August 2022 https://www.marketforum.com/forum/topic/88331/
Another secret about fossil fuels: Haber Bosch process-fertilizers feeding the planet using natural gas-doubling food production/crop yields. September 2019
LOL HOW DO THEY KEEP FROM HAVING MAJOR FLY INFESTATIONS?!!!
The maggots are the larvae of the black soldier fly, an insect whose digestive system effectively turns food waste into organic fertilizer. Farmers normally would despise them if they weren't so valuable.
His chickens no longer stray too far, lingering under the suspended vats to catch larvae slipping through.
Although they are not known as a disease vector, adult soldier flies are a potential mechanical vector of various pathogens. A more likely negative interaction would be accidental ingestion of black soldier fly larvae by animals or humans
Yeah, there must be thousands of flies at those locations.
I read your stuff, Jean and learned a great deal. In fact, was really surprised(pleasantly) at much of it.
Thanks for teaching me something new!
The adult black soldier fly is not usually considered a pest (Newton et al. 2005). Because the larvae have been shown to be effective manure recyclers, a "Black Soldier Fly Manure Management System" has been proposed to not only reduce livestock waste, but also generate a food source for fish and other animals. In a program outlined in Newton et al. (2005) swine manure was fed to black soldier fly larvae, which greatly reduced the waste material. The manure was transferred into a basin containing black soldier fly larvae. As the larvae developed they reduced the manure by 50%. Approximately 45,000 larvae will consume 24 kg of swine manure in 14 days. As the larvae mature they crawl out of the basin, thereby self-harvesting themselves, and are subsequently available as livestock feed. In addition to being a good source of oil and protein for animal feed, black soldier fly larvae have the potential of improving organic waste into a rich fertilizer.