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Re: Jim Hawes review of IPM practices

  • Subject: Re: Jim Hawes review of IPM practices
  • From: "Gerry/Bob O'Neill" <eoneill@attglobal.net>
  • Date: Sat, 05 May 2001 06:49:18 -0400

Dear Andrew,

Please tell me that you are just trying to stir things up again and don't
really believe this nonsense!  :-)

I think you've left out the most destructive pest of all - us.


At 07:57 AM 5/4/01 -0500, you wrote:
>#2) I am also reminded of a statement that I made off-the-cuff one day and
>for some reason I've been allowed to remember it.  Maybe that's because I
>think it is true.  "Give the world 10 years without chemicals (that control
>pests) and in 10 years the bacteria, fungi, virii, vermin and all manner of
>other pests will destroy life as we know it on the planet".
>As Jim points out, there is great responsibility involved in taking care of
>the Earth and our Hostas, and in managing the pests that attact them.
>Without our controls, pests would devastate our quality of living, relegate
>mankind to plaques, famine, and a whole host of problems that would
>continually break our spirits, and our bodies.
>Thank God that brilliant people holed up in a lab somewhere (e.g.
>http://www.oxmol.com/news/invent.shtml ) enjoy learning how to control these
>pests.  Jim's post reminds me of my responsibility to do my part.
>Now where is that sprayer!!!
>Andrew Lietzow
>#1 Plantsman of http://hostahaven.com
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