This is definitely funny, and we love the way that CropLife America makes using crop protection funny, but it’s a serious issue too.
My son learned about using pesticides this year with his 4-H flower gardening project. Asian beetles were eating his geraniums until we got the trusty old Seven from the garage and sprinkled some all over his flowers, protecting his hard work for the coming county fair.
The same is true for farmers and their crops, except more is on the line. If they don’t use pesticides to protect their crops from bugs, diseases, and weeds, their crop could fail. And without an income for the year, the future of the family farm is in jeopardy.
Crop protection is sorely needed. Yes, the idea of pesticides is a scary one for some people, but farmers use them safely and each pesticide is thoroughly tested before it is approved for use.
Stay tuned for more on crop protection the rest of this week!