I'm much afraid that some of the farming practices of big-time, mass-producing corporate farms have given all conventional farming a bad rap. Especially when it comes to spraying for bugs, worms, etc. That is all the more reason for you to buy local and build a relationship with area farmers in order to gain a better understanding of how your food is being produced today.
Truth is that all farms have some sort of pesky pests that require attention. Farmers cannot afford to turn the other cheek and let the bugs eat up their crop. There simply has to be some kind of pest control.
Many times farmers will choose to spray their crops with some form of pesticide. Yes, organic farmers spray, too. What makes all the difference is what type of pesticide is applied. At Wise Farms an all-natural spray is used, one that meets organic-approved standards. And there are many crops from our family farm that are completely pesticide free due to years of sustainable farming methods such as crop rotation and no-till farming.
More to come...