Real Organic Podcast

Dave Mortensen Part 1: Today's Drastic Rise Of Biocides

August 01, 2023 Real Organic Project Episode 127
Real Organic Podcast
Dave Mortensen Part 1: Today's Drastic Rise Of Biocides
Show Notes

#127: Longtime researcher and plant ecologist Dave Mortensen brings to light the increased use of herbicides and pesticides in modern agriculture. Through our nation's dedication to monocropping practices and planting fence row to fence row, we have eliminated natural defense systems in the majority of our fields, which cannot be solved through conciliatory cover cropping programs. 

Dave Mortensen heads the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems department at the University of New Hampshire. He was the Distinguished Professor of Weed and Applied Plant Ecology at the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and has also served as a farming systems ecotoxicology expert on the National Organic Standards Board.

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