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By Joshua Vaughn, The Sentinel, MIDDLESEX TOWNSHIP — A large greenhouse meant to grow organic produce is beginning to take root in the Midstate. Toigo Organic Farms LLC, of Shippensburg, has begun construction on the first of potentially three greenhouses in the 300 block of Old Stonehouse Road North with an estimated cost of construction …Read More
By Ethan A. Huff, contributing writer to Natural News The federal government has awarded a $750,000 grant to Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman to investigate the merits of organic farming in eradicating pests without the use of chemicals. Inspired by a survey conducted by researchers at nearby Oregon State University, the research project to be …Read More
A pesticide made from spider venom has been found to kill insects without harming honeybees. By Sarah Knapton, Researchers at Newcastle University combined venom from the Australian funnel-web spider and lectin from snowdrops to create a “bio-pesticide”. Common neonicotinoid pesticides used on crops in Britain are believed to be behind a catastrophic decline in honeybees …Read More
The best weapon against insects is often other insects. by Rémi Barroux, PARIS — Roundworms defend palm trees against red palm weevils, and minute wasps protect corn against European corn worms. Using natural tiny warriors to preserve agricultural fields is known as biological control, or biocontrol. And this method is working its way around the …Read More