January 2010 - Farmland LP

  • Value-Added Management

    Something I really enjoy doing is describing how and why agroecological farmland management adds value. Farmland LP sets land-use rotation standards.  This benefits specialty producers by creating synergies with other farmers to lower disease risks and increase yields.  For example, a vegetable farmer will work land that has been managed for several years by a […]
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  • Biodiversity that Pays

    The wasps are only 1 or 2 millimetres long fully-grown but they have an ability to paralyse and destroy other insects, including many of the most destructive crop pests, by delivering a zombie-inducing venom in their sting. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/voodoo-wasps-that-could-save-the-world-1868569.html I love stories like these.  Two years ago I remember standing over a patch of carrots I […]
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  • Less is More with Antibiotics

    Twenty-five years ago, Norwegians were also losing their lives to this bacteria. But Norway’s public health system fought back with an aggressive program that made it the most infection-free country in the world. A key part of that program was cutting back severely on the use of antibiotics. Now a spate of new studies from […]
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