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#78: Paulina Borsook (loris) Thu 24 Jul 08 11:54

Thu, 24 Jul 2008 11:54:00 PDT

all good, and makes sense. and yes, the so-called 'inerts' are so often no such thing... [Read entire topic]

#77: Jeff Gillman (jeffgillman) Thu 24 Jul 08 10:09

Thu, 24 Jul 2008 10:09:00 PDT

No, I never said that roundup is no big whoop, but I have said that it is far from the worst pesticide in the world -- and I stand by that until I see more evidence that it's terrible.

We've known for a long time that this pesticide is bad for aquatics -- not so much because of the Roundup itself, but because of the additives. There was a professor in Pittsburgh who showed that, if misapplied, this stuff can be quite damaging to frogs.

If you start to consider any pesticide safe then you're just asking for trouble. [Read entire topic]

#76: Paulina Borsook (loris) Wed 23 Jul 08 19:28

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 19:28:00 PDT

jeff, i just read that monsanto is now labeling roundup as toxic to organisms and ecosystems aquatic. i know you have said that roundup, no big was wondering what your response is... [Read entire topic]

#75: Jeff Gillman (jeffgillman) Wed 23 Jul 08 10:02

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 10:02:00 PDT

Thank you for having me, it's been fun. Yes, I'll make sure I check this site for at least the next few days- so post any more questions that you have soon and I'll be sure to answer. [Read entire topic]

#74: Joe Ehrlich (static) Wed 23 Jul 08 09:25

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 09:25:00 PDT

I normally don't like any of these stupid inkwell.vue interviews, but I have eagerly read every word of this one. Thanks! [Read entire topic]

#73: Mr. Death is coming after you, too (divinea) Wed 23 Jul 08 09:23

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 09:23:00 PDT

I hope you're going to stick around for a bit, Jeff, because I still have questions! [Read entire topic]

#72: Angie (coiro) Wed 23 Jul 08 09:11

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 09:11:00 PDT

Heartily agreed! And dibs on the first radio interview too. You've obviously got the chops for that subject, and I'm already curious to read it.

Thanks for a great discussion, Jeff. [Read entire topic]

#71: Lisa Harris (lrph) Wed 23 Jul 08 06:45

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 06:45:00 PDT

This is such an enjoyable interview. OF course, it has been two weeks, and our attention in Inkwell.vue will turn to another book. Jeff, Angie and all please feel free to continue. This topic will remain open for your (and my) enjoyment.

And Jeff, when you write that next book, we hope you'll come back to share it with us. [Read entire topic]

#70: Jeff Gillman (jeffgillman) Wed 23 Jul 08 06:33

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 06:33:00 PDT

Hi Angie -- I rarely pull out the big guns except for wasps (I have two young children) and a tough weed -- like a patch of thistle -- thats about it.

Companion planting is basically good -- but don't get the idea that just planting a carrot next to a tomato will work miracles -- the idea is to mix up your whole garden and confuse pests.

Satisfying little murders- -- If you like facts like those about Bordeaux mix then you may enjoy my next book which is scheduled for next year called (for now) "how trees die" it includes a lot of interesting tidbits like that. And I just contracted for another book to come out in 2010 -- it will be done in conjunction with a political science professor from UNC Charlotte -- We're collaborating on a project about how politics affects the environment -- for good and for bad. [Read entire topic]

#69: satisfying little murders (cjp) Tue 22 Jul 08 20:31

Tue, 22 Jul 2008 20:31:00 PDT

Oh, I have to take that pseud.

BTW, I absolutely love the story about how Bordeaux mix was developed (pp. 133-4). Facts like that really make my day! [Read entire topic]