[NAFEX] Organic vs Senisble
arboretum at homeorchardsociety.org
Fri Apr 18 02:17:28 EDT 2008
i agree: explaining ipm to the average consumer who knows nothing
about growing food, much less fruit, is a hard slog. the concept
behind it though is fairly straight forward though: concessions,
common sense, and compromise. we all daily make decisions that
compromise our beliefs, what ever those may be. as someone who
believes in organics and happens to live somewhere where it is
possible to grow fruit organically, to spray imidan or not is a
decision i don't have to face. but i have a great deal of respect for
folks like alan, ginda, dennis and donna, minimizing their need to
spray because they are also integrating organic and holistic methods
of soil and fertility management, cultural practices, varietal
selections, etc, into their fruit growing decision making. i think
the ways that more and more growers are turning to ipm techniques that
then naturally lead them to organic methods (with or without applying
those emotionally charged labels or certifications) is inspiring,
especially in the bug and disease beleaguered eastern growing climate.
ps, when do we get those promised 72 virgins?
On Apr 17, 2008, at 9:07 PM, Ginda Fisher wrote:
> On Apr 18, 2008, at 12:03 AM, Donna &/or Kieran wrote:
>> Thanks Dennis for your input. Personally, I wish there was a LOT
>> more emphasis on IPM fruit. I may have said this before, but to me
>> it's the way to go for commercial production. Please, give me the
>> choice to buy fruit that's been sprayed 2-4X instead of 24X. But
>> the grocery offers only conventional or organic, and I feel lucky
>> to have even that choice now. I think if they offered some IPM
>> fruit, with a little explanation of what it is, I think the public
>> would vote yes with their wallets.
>> . . .
> Alas, I don't think you're right. I've tried to explain the
> benefits of IPM to several friends. I've succeeded a few times.
> But it took way more explanation than anyone would read on a placard
> at the market.
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