I'd like to start up a discussion about the factors involved in eliminating said nematodes as well as other harmful guys. Not sure where to begin or maybe there is already a thread out there but this sort of thing is very interesting to me to learn about.As further example, do you know who eats the most fleas? That's right, nematodes. Steinernema is the most common genus of nematode and the natural control for the little buggers. Kill all the todes with some chemical death-from-above, and you eliminate the fleas predator and thus... you are just kicking holes in the ecosystem and Nature fills them with what's at hand; that's how she rolls...
Now that's a great first post. Welcome aboard.Graymatter wrote:Many people are not aware that they don't have to use pollutants to have a successful garden. There are many companion plants that can achieve the same result as pesticides, and at the same time provide a useful bi product. Many industries are economically co- dependant that we do not get this information , so they can continue selling their products and polluting our lakes and rivers. Be apart of the solution , research companion planting, or check our site buildavictorygarden.com....... Getting excited; planting season is just about here, finally our first reaL THAW HAS ARRIVED. Time to have your game plan in order. happy planting to all.
GM hits the nail squarely on the head. The nitrogen fertilizer industry and the oil lobby are joined at the juncture of 4 gallons of bunker oil to make a fifty pound bag of fertilizer. The recipe starts by heating air to 800 degrees or so; not the greenest product even before we get it to the garden, where it kill off soil biology and runs into lakes, streams, and eventually, the ocean...Many industries are economically co- dependant that we do not get this information , so they can continue selling their products and polluting our lakes and rivers.
It would be great to find out where and when this will be shown around the country. I am subscribed to several garden related ventures around here but you never know if I might have missed the one that will be showing or relating this presentation to the public.The Helpful Gardener wrote:Greetings all,
I recently interviewed an old friend and colleague, Paul Tukey, about his new movie, and we have featured the [url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/organic/2006/chemical-reaction.html]interview[/url] on the site. Please take a minute to read about this important film and then let's talk about it back here... I look forward to hearing from you all...
Now that is a great quote and begs the question, why is it OK here in the US? We all need to educate the public about the harm these pesticides can do.webmaster wrote:It's not well known in the United States that [url=https://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2008/22/c8079.html]Home Depot has ceased sales of pesticides in Canada[/url]. But as Paul Tukey asks, why is it ok to still sell the same chemicals in the United States?
"Like our customers, we, at The Home Depot, are concerned about the environment," said Annette Verschuren, president of The Home Depot Canada and Asia. "We are going above and beyond government regulations by working with our suppliers to develop pesticide alternatives that are environmentally friendly and produce excellent results on lawns and gardens."