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Federal government funds research into how organic farming naturally deters pests without chemicals

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 in Environment, Medical Rewind, News

The federal government has awarded a $750,000 grant to Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman to investigate the merits of organic farming in eradicating pests without the use of chemicals. Inspired by a survey conducted by researchers at nearby Oregon State University, the research project to be funded with the grant will look at how organic growing methods such as crop rotation, biodiversity and utilizing insects rather than killing them with pesticides can actually help solve the problems that plague conventional agriculture. Heading the project is Bill Snyder, a professor of...

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