[NAFEX] Turkeys May Benefit Organic Orchards
tolenio at sentex.net
Wed Dec 12 07:20:27 EST 2007
With the new strains of ecoli, deliberately running animals in the orchard
is a bad idea today.
Once upon a time it was good idea, today it is a very bad idea.
I would NEVER buy fruit/cider/produce from any farm that deliberately ran
livestock (of any species) through the orchard. It may be picturesque, cut
down on insects and boost sales, but to a thinking consumer it is health
folly. It is no different that migrant workers defecating in the fields and
With modern changes in ecoli this is only common sense. Common sense can
sometimes be hard to find today though.
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Lucky.PIttman at murraystate.edu
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 7:08 AM
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [NAFEX] Turkeys May Benefit Organic Orchards
Through the years, I've seen either posts on the
NAFEX list or articles in POMONA touting the benefits
of running turkeys - particularly the 'old,
wild-type' - in orchards - for mouse/vole control, in
addition to your experience with them in helping
control plum curculio. Seems they're voracious
consumers of small rodents.
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