Re: Purdue university study confirms neonicotinoids on maize killing honeybees
Actually NO. Rainfall and sunshine, I guess. Though watertables in many parts of the country are down.
Originally Posted by Scrapfe
Aerible land is paved over and used for new houses every day. The land best suited for growing food is also quite highly prized for and bought by those who wish to build houses and live there.
Case in point are apple orchards in Peru, NY, Clinton Co., south of Plattsburgh, which when the Orchard went bankrupt, the Bank holding the debt auctioned off the land. The other Orchard owners couldn't compete w/ the price others were willing to pay. A lot of that one orchard now stands unused, a source of disease and pests for the neighboring orchards. Much of it is in houses too.
One orchard I pollinate for wanted to buy some cleared land across the road so they could expand their orchard. Again, the price is too high to invest in for growing apples.
So, my point is were don't have the "dirt" which we used to. I'm sure you meant soil, right?
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