Videos Managing Crop Nutrition (vs. Pest Management) by David The Good February 17, 2021February 17, 2021 written by David The Good February 17, 2021February 17, 2021 Via Steve Solomon: I am watching now. Share this post!FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestRelated posts:Easy-to-Build Modernist Cinder Block Bookshelves... That Actually Look GoodThis Agrarian LifeAn Excellent No-Dig Garden Demonstration100 Goodstream Episodes7 Ways to Feed Your Garden for Free and Thoughts on the Future 2 comments PinterestWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post It is snowing outside! next post The Quest for Terra Preta Related Articles Sultans of Swing September 6, 2018 Rice Terraces of the Philippines December 14, 2018 My Friend Eddy and His Gardens August 10, 2017 Grapes again September 6, 2021 Scott Head Composts Everything October 29, 2020 A Food Forest Apartment Complex October 3, 2021 Amazing Vertical Forest Buildings Filter Pollution February 7, 2017 Staggering Crops to Extend Your Harvests July 12, 2018 Deliciously Illegal Tonka Beans May 10, 2017 The day of the accident August 18, 2016 2 comments Tilhana July 3, 2021 - 1:49 pm This was fascinating! I’ve always heard that healthy plants are more resistant to pests, but I assumed it was a matter of being able to survive despite the inevitable infestations, and that there was no substitute for removing bugs by hand once they show up. These insights totally change my perspective – I’d never considered that I could treat an insect attack by foliar feeding the plants or adding minerals to the soil. More than that, it makes me more cynical about finding insect damage on the organic produce I buy. People always say “well, that’s what you get when you buy organic,” or, “well if the bugs are eating it it must be good.” I’ve even heard that In Japan, people will actually pay extra for slightly insect-damaged produce, because it’s an indicator that the food is untainted by chemicals. This research suggests we have it backwards. As John Kempf says, plants that are being attacked by insects are “not fit for humans to eat.” Just one more signal that I need to put more effort into improving my soil. Thanks for posting this! Reply David The Good July 10, 2021 - 9:27 am In my experience I get some pest damage no matter what, so I wouldn’t take it as definitive yet. But it’s a good goal to shoot for. One day I may get the nutrition just right and drive the pests away. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.