That someone can farm a large area and apply biodynamic techniques
does not prove that they help production, it only demonstrates
that they are not ruinously determental. To prove that they are
beneficial it would be necessary to do controlled trials in which
all management factors were the same except the biodynamic applications.
Then there would need to be some measureable improvement.
On Tue, 4 Apr 1995, Margaret Merrill wrote:
> Hello SANET,
> I have enjoyed the interchange on Biodynamic Farming and have
> forwarded some of it on to several friends. One of them sent
> me back the following which I thought some of you might find of
> interest. Have a good day. Margaret
> > Regarding the strange ways of biodynamic agriculture. The most logical
> > explanation I've ever heard about the why of BD techniques called it
> > "homeopathy of the soil." If you understand homeopathy and how it functions
> > so splendidly in human and veterinary medicine, you will immediately see the
> > connects to BD preps, their mixing, their application.
> > In essence, it is vibrational healing; sending the vibrational fingerprint
> > from these organic substances out into the soil, itself a living organism.
> > As for the proof, one only has to visit Alex Podilinsky in Australia -- who
> > has some 2,000,000 acres under his consult, all using biodynamic methods.
> > We've published a book "A Biodynamic Farm" by Hugh Lovel that details how to
> > make the various preps and explains the energy natures of silica, etc. For
> > info e-mail to email@example.com or fax (504) 889-2777 or phone (504)
> > 889-2100.
> Margaret Merrill
> Jefferson Madison Regional Library
> 201 E. Market St.
> Charlottesville, VA 22902-5287