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>From: "David Stanley" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: "Mike Miller" <email@example.com>
>Subject: RE: Organic and Sustainable
>Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 06:30:25 -0400
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>Steve Groff has made great strides in reducing the need for herbicides (as
>much as 2/3 with his roller device) and N fertilizer in no-till production.
>Something that many "conventional" and "organic" folks still think is
>impossible. Such a system, with its minimal inputs, promotes a thriving
>invertebrate community in the soil, which helps with biocontrol of root
>feeding insects and diseases, further reducing pesticides (and costs).
>Would anyone out there in the organic or near-organic community like to take
>this system and tweak it so that NO herbicides or N fertilizers are needed?
>I think it is possible. There is a great opportunity here given the work
>Steve and his supporters, like Dr. Teasedale (sp?), have done.
>I visited Steve's farm in OCT '98 with an extension friend, and we helped
>harvest clean (very impressive) pumpkins. Steve was gracious enough to come
>and speak at our 1999 New England V & BG conference in Sturbridge MA.
>Hopefully, he has helped some farmers reconsider farming the "C" horizon.
>Stanley Gardens IPM
>44 Paige Hill Rd
>Brimfield MA 01010
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