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JizmJunky 1 point ago +1 / -0

Because they don't exist, or are 100% impractical. See Sri Lanka. Going full bio in commercial production is not practical. If you know, you know.

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farmforfreedom [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

My wife and I produce almost $100k in mixed vegetables on less than 2 acres with just compost. Highest quality vegetables around. My only complaint is using some ground cover and insect netting (to avoid spraying). I hope to switch to scything my own mulch when I get to purchase land and switch from leased land. We feed 24 families a week $35 worth of vegetables and are bringing in $3k a week easy at our 2 farmers markets from March-December. Just 2 people. 2 acres. And shit loads of wheel barrows of compost.

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JizmJunky 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thats excellent! Organic def has its place, i just dont see it in commercial. For insect control you can purchase nursery reared predacious insects. When i was in organic farming we sprayed just like normal too. Just used registered organic products like sulfur, or PAA, or pyrethrins. Lots of spray options exist in a strict organic program

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farmforfreedom [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Indeed, but we try to go beyond organic by not spraying at all. No desire to support the chemical and pharmaceutical companies that produce them.