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Re: hosta-open DIGEST V1 #777

Damn, if I had known it was Al's fault I might have been able to do
something about it.  We supply the plants for the perennial gardens at the
Vice President's home at the Naval Observatory, so I'll try to talk to him
to see if I can get him to stop all this environmental nonsense.  I'm sure
he'll listen to me.


halinar@open.org wrote:

> Click:
> >Chemicals are expensive.  A quart of Roundup concentrate, one of the
> >most common herbicides on the market costs about $60, and the cost of
> >many of the insecticides and fungicides commonly used by commercial
> >growers would make your hair curl.
> If you buy Roundup in the 2.5 gal size it is about $100-110.  Of
> course, that is more then what the average backyard gardener needs.
> A lot of the chemicals gardeners use are expensive not because they
> are expensive to manufacture, but rather because the EPA made all the
> chemical companies reregister all their chemicals and to go through a
> very expensive process.  It costs millions of dollars to register a
> chemical for use and someone has to pay that cost.  The environmental
> wackos in our society want to eliminate the use of all chemicals.  I
> doubt that will ever happen, but get someone like Gore in the
> Whitehouse and we may actually start down that path.  Yesterday it was
> tobacco, today it is firearms and tomorrow it will be garden and
> agriculture chemicals.
> Unfortunately, we are not going back to the days of organic gardening
> and farming.  What we need is save chemicals that do a specific job.
> Unfortunately, these chemicals will be more and more expensive as it
> will take a lot of research to develop these chemicals.
> Joe Halinar
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