Posts By: Peter Brezny

Multiple Pesticides, Synergistic Impact

A new meta-analysis shows that combinations of pesticides have a significantly higher mortality on bees than when used individually, resulting in an underestimated impact to bees by pesticide makers and regulators. Take home quote:“In 2019 scientists concluded that nearly half of all insect species worldwide are in decline and a third could disappear altogether by… Read more »

Pesticide impact study on soil biology–no surprises…

Thanks to the Center for Biological Diversity (@CenterForBioDiv) this nice bit of reporting ran across my desktofrom the Guardian’s Environmental Editor, Damien Carrington (@dpcarrington article linked below). He presents a great summary of a recent scientific review of pesticide/fungicide/herbicide impacts on soil invertebrates. Sadly there were no surprises, with the vast majority of impact categories… Read more »

Books

From Soil to Stomach, and the contents therein… Updated October 2022. While working at the farm, I’ve listened to a handful of books that link up well together and wanted to share here. It may seem a little curious to have the first book on a recommended list for farmers to be about systems thinking,… Read more »

The Pandemic and Produce

Here are some handy resources for researching any concerns you may have regarding the food supply and COVID-19: https://foodsafety.ces.ncsu.edu/covid-19-resources/ We’re following best practices to insure your food is safe (and you should always wash your food before eating). Here’s a link to the seminar we participated in to review our food safety procedures:https://drive.google.com/file/d/11KpjCWFkzCjWzKktaxGLO9yglRb2b-0C/view Think you… Read more »