Environmental Implications of Pesticides with Delayed Toxicity

The debate about the environmental safety, or lack there of, for the neonicotinoid insecticides begs us to ask what would be the characteristics of an environmentally safe or benign pesticide?  Despite a growing and flourishing organic agriculture movement, industrial agriculture is not going away any time soon.  Hence it is important to understand how to [...]

Worm Math

Update: Three weeks with the flashlight have reduced the numbers to an insignificant level.  At this point,  migration into the test plot, and new hatches will probably keep me finding a worm or two every night for quite a while.  While out picking worms I also started picking slugs and keeping track of those numbers.  They show [...]