> I tend to discount
sources that are intentionally polemic. I would take a source like "J.
Pesticide Reform" with a grain of salt, just like I would Monsanto trade
literature. Journals published by long-standing scientific societies
with a tradition of scholarship are probably reliable. Ultimately one
has to dig in the literature, read the papers, and judge for themselves.
Amen. We're an organic farm, but I DO use Roundup in non-production areas
(such as the unmowable areas immediately around hydrants and the mailbox)
where poison ivy and crownvetch attempt to establish themselves.
I chose this product after considerable digging through the literature. I
firmly believe that overuse of ANY chemical agricultural aid, be it
herbicide, pesticide, or fungicide, will cause problems, and it's only a
question of time until those problems evidence themselves. But I also
believe that judicious, targeted use of such technology is not only
warranted but wise.
Now, how to separate judicious from profligate....
I'd also like to tell Dale Wilson that I appreciate his always-thoughtful
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