Evidence mounts - support I-522

09 February, 2013 0 comments Leave a comment

An article about the proliferation of super weeds, the escalation of chemical warfare, the cost to our health, & economy and how we are paying for the scorching of the earth in a tactic called  "burndown" which means a complete flattening of all vegetation in a field with a broad-spectrum herbicide. There are plenty of links to follow in the article if you want to go down the rabbit hole. 

And, there is hope.

"In a 2012 study I'll never tire of citing, Iowa State University researchers found that if farmers simply diversified their crop rotations, which typically consist of corn one year and soy the next, year after year, to include a "small grain" crop (e.g. oats) as well as offseason cover crops, weeds (including Roundup-resistant ones) can be suppressed with dramatically less fertilizer use—a factor of between 6 and 10 less." 

 

 

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