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killing bacteria

Postby Sharifa » Wed Apr 12, 2006 7:25 pm

hi all.. one of my friend asked me if pestiside - like the PIF PAF - has the ability to kill bacteria or affects its metabolism.. so, im wondering if it does or not..
thanks..
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Postby canalon » Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:24 pm

I do not know what PIF PAF is. But basically I would answer no to your question. They may have an effect on their metabolism, but I doubt they will kill bacteria. That is why disinfectant and pesticide are not the same thing :)
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Postby damien james » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:15 am

Like how pesticide will kill termite, but when you cut open their belly, microorganism that digest cellulose still alive inside.
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Postby victor » Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:59 am

look at the structure of pesticide and try to find any related pest's enzyme which is blocked by that and compare it with bacteria.
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Postby rg » Fri May 05, 2006 11:38 am

the simplest way to kill bacteria is to make its surroundin hypertonic...for example by adding large amount of salt(commn salt)...as the outside conditions become hypertonic the bacteria will shrink and hence die..
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Postby MrMistery » Fri May 05, 2006 7:03 pm

@victor
I agree. Only 199869885876 enzymes to scout through :)

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Very good idea. Let's sink our gardens in salt water :)
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Postby victor » Sun May 07, 2006 1:23 pm

MrMistery wrote:@victor
I agree. Only 199869885876 enzymes to scout through :)


is that a precise number?? :lol:
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Postby 2810712 » Tue May 23, 2006 4:00 pm

Use Azadiracta indica juice with a good ditergent to spray wash ur plants...best for their health. Get rid of bacteria & viruses too. If you add haldi powder to it then it will kill fungi too atleast the ones where the spray reaches.






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