We operate an organic coffee project in northern Peru and are having really
awful problems with ants. Carnivorous ants invade the humus beds and kill the
earth works and the vegitarians (I'm no entomologist) attack the food crops in
the Mothers Clubs community gardens. I'm beginning to understand the
questions concerning the sustainability of organic farming. Sustainability is
attainable but we're working really hard to keep all these ants healthy.
Anybody have any ideas (organic or otherwise)?
Bob Kane, North American Coordinator
Institute for Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics (SIAT)