Travis Johnson wrote: "when you want to get rid of a grass in your field, figure out what makes it thrive, and change it". 99% of the time it is soil.
Jane Southall wrote:Not trying to minimize...always looking for the solution from the inside. But the uses of knotweed are many, including eating. I had a link copied but now on different device. I have a very small patch near the house. I am watching and learning.
Norma Guy wrote: Nature changes things slowly
Rufus Laggren wrote: The main issue may be the speed and volume of changes we have introduced appears to be actively toxic - to us as well as numerous other species. As long a petro-travel and transportation remains on a roll, this trend will continue. "Stable" ecology we and much other fauna and flora depend on doesn't seem to survive well at present rates of change.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:...... if one were to ascribe some sort of mystical powers to nature, how would we be able to determine whether or not nature created humans for the express purpose of moving genetics around the world quicker and more efficiently?
John Weiland wrote: I don't feel we can ever be confident of knowing where to draw the line, although it seems some prudence is needed in some measure. An issue that will be struggled with for a long time I suspect.....
You chose a native plant first, if that won't do the job you chose a proven exotic, one that you know is not going to be rampant and invasive.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:Norma: I don't know how I would separate myself from nature... It is a natural thing for animals to move propagules around, and to plant them in all sorts of new places. If it's natural for a squirrel to move nut seeds and plant them in new places, then it's natural for me to do it as a primate... Besides, if one were to ascribe some sort of mystical powers to nature, how would we be able to determine whether or not nature created humans for the express purpose of moving genetics around the world quicker and more efficiently?
Len Ovens wrote:
Victor Johanson wrote: Now, instead of a "black list" of plants that are prohibited, it is being proposed to institute a "white list" of permitted plants, all else forbidden.
That is just plain scary. It seems there is an agenda to wipe out life in general.