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How important are Hedgerows and Wildflowers

In England, Ireland and Scotland landowners use living hedges as fences to border their properties and fields. I remember an article discussing upgrades some property owners in Ireland were replacing hedgerows with stone fences and it resulted in a drastic decline in their local natural eco system. Birds, bees, lizards and other species disappeared. The… Read More How important are Hedgerows and Wildflowers

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How Safe are our National Forests

The US Forest Service is “a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 43 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.” Here is an organization using… Read More How Safe are our National Forests

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What is the difference between Natural Botanicals and Engineered Pesticides

We will be focusing on first-generation and second-generation pesticides today. Nature produces botanicals to deal with insect pests as a population control and natural deterrent. Humans decided to take on the role to improve these natural botanicals and created synthetic botanicals. “Earlier pesticides, both inorganic compounds and botanical, are called first-generation pesticides to distinguish them… Read More What is the difference between Natural Botanicals and Engineered Pesticides