Posted 5/4/2021 17:53 (#8987390 - in reply to #8987343) Subject: RE: I saw this kind of thing coming a long time ago
I'm not anti-organic at all as I feel if there's a market someone should fill it. But I have often wondered about the long term environmental impact of farming "the old fashioned way" versus the potential impact of more chemicals to replace tillage. Furthermore, alot of pro-organic proponents point to use of "harmful pesticides" as a major reason to go organic which, as seen in the article, can bring about problems which most of us would hope are a thing of the past.
Important to point out some organic growers use covers as a way to suppress weed pressure and not rely solely on tillage but it seems like for of an art form than a management practice. And not everyone is an artist.