Have some organic potato salad on the Fourth

USDA - Colo Potato BeetleA current article in Nature, a highly respected peer-reviewed scientific journal, describes research showing that organic potato farming practices promote more “evenness” in predator diversity which leads to more balanced pest control.  The end result?  “…their study found that the increased evenness of organic farms compared with that of conventional farms led to 18% lower pest densities and 35% larger plants. Bigger plants generally mean greater potato yields.”

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