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Archive | March, 2016

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Snap! Build a Weasel Trap to Protect Your Poultry

Learn to build a simple, non-toxic, and effective weasel trap – a tool that is on guard no matter the hour or weather. by Cary Rideout It’s another idyllic evening on your patch of rural heaven. Tired from a long day, you drop off to the Land of Nod. Not all is not peaceful in the […]

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Interview: Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride Discusses the Science behind GAPS, Modern Nutrition Woes

Healing the Body and Mind Through the Gut   Acres U.S.A. is North America’s monthly magazine of ecological agriculture. Each month we conduct an in-depth interview with a thought leader. The following interview appeared in our April 2016 issue and was too important not to share widely. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride is a warm, gracious woman with a […]

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Interview: Scientist, Author Jonathan Lundgren Discusses Ground-Breaking Research into Insects and Species Diversity

Acres U.S.A. is North America’s monthly magazine of ecological agriculture. Each month we conduct an in-depth interview with a thought leader. The following interview appeared in our February 2016 issue and was too important not to share widely. Dr. Jonathan Lundgren is an agroecologist, director of the Ecdysis Foundation and CEO of Blue Dasher Farm […]

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Kaolin as Natural Insecticide for Beans

In Colombia, bean crops contribute significantly to the region’s agriculture. New research on the use of kaolin (aluminosilicate clay) contains information that can help bean producers limit the use of conventional pesticides. The authors of the study in HortScience said previous experiments in temperate regions have shown that kaolin foliar sprays have insecticidal attributes. The […]