Posted: 01/11/2012 at 11:01
We have moved on Frank-there was a period when people struggled to grow crops-it can't have been easy in the 30/40/50s to get an efficient return on what was grown so people resorted to all sorts of methods
Then DDT was available to the farming community and gardeners alike-the wonder cure-till we found out that this was a bad thing
Then there were all sorts of chemical magic mixes that did everything-a lot of those have now gone
My opinion is we have now reached a sensible compromise-turn to the chemical if we have to but there are organic alternative-that is not for everyone-the point is most chemicals are not the evil ones of a few years back- but there are still concerns for our bee population and wildlife
As regards weedkillers -they are safe once they have dried on the plant-but like all things if instructions are followed there shouldn't be a problem
People complain about the nanny state and health and safety but these procedures are in place for a reason not just to annoy
Sorry -now what was the topic again?