Some environmentally sound approaches to getting rid of garden pests
By the Editors of E - The Environmental Magazine
Posted 07.07.2008 at 3:58 pm 2 Comments
Dear EarthTalk: What green-friendly lawn and garden pesticides are available today? I'm particularly interested in options that won't harm my cats. -- Nancy Blanchard, via email
Pesticides have greatly boosted agricultural yields over the last half-century, so it is no wonder, given the commercial availability of many of these synthetic chemicals, that American homeowners apply 100 million pounds of the stuff each year to make their own gardens grow bigger and faster, too.
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