Nov 29 2010
Today’s New York Times carries a science feature on emerging organic pest management tactics, entitled “Farmers Find Organic Arsenal to Wage War on Pests.”
It highlights the blossoming, if belated, interest in organic agriculture at the nation’s land grant universities, following a boost in federal funding. Hoverflies, bats, trap crops and cover crops all get a mention in the article’s review of recent organic research results.
The article quotes organic farmer Fred Kirschenmann:
“You aren’t considered a kook anymore if you do this kind of research, as you were in the 1980s.”