glyphosate, really?

I have been following the local native plant society.

Recently a question was posted about how to handle a specific seasonal weed. Quite energetically a reply popped up recommending the application of glyphosate (RoundUp) as a first step. Wow.

Apparently the concept of  IPM (both Integrated Pest Management and the Herbicide Resistance Weed Conservation Plan) have not been introduced here in Indiana yet.

I am beginning to get afraid to plant anything edible in the soil here.

I don't know about you, but I was a little pissed a couple years ago when I ended up with glyphosate contaminated "organic compost."


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  1. It is pretty worrying that RoundUp would be considered as a first step -- especially in a native plant society! I had to look up IPM when you mentioned it on Twitter. I think a lot of people don't recognize that there is a middle ground between pulling weeds by hand and pulling out the big guns. Thank you for helping to bridge that divide.

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