crops

Innovative anti-insect netting protects crops without pesticides

Friday, January 15, 2010 by: Ethan Huff
Tags: pesticides, crops, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Africans
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Healthy 12-year-old girl dies shortly after receiving HPV vaccine
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
W.H.O. contradicts CDC, admits Ebola can spread via coughing, sneezing and by touching contaminated surfaces

Delicious
(NaturalNews) When agricultural pesticides first came on the scene in the 1920s, farmers quickly adopted them as a working solution for eliminating pests that were destroying millions of dollars worth of crops. Resistance to pesticides quickly developed, requiring new formulas and additional applications that drenched the nation's food in increasing amounts of dangerous chemicals. However in the 1990s, an Israeli man came up with an advanced agricultural netting technique that protects plants from bugs while allowing them to receive sun, water, and air.

The son of an Auschwitz concentration camp survivor who built window screens following the war, Avi Klayman built upon his father's trade to develop an advanced screening technique that would protect plants from deadly pests without the use of pesticides. His invention saved Israeli's tomato crop from ruin following the white fly infestation of the late 1980s.

The most common destructive pest of the '90s, the Silverleaf whitefly is said to have ruined billions of dollars worth of U.S. agricultural crops during that time, costing the industry half a billion dollars in 1991 alone. The whitefly is highly resistant to pesticides and carries with it a virus that targets plant DNA, causing plants to wither and die. Termed yellow curl virus, the disease nearly destroyed the entire Israeli tomato crop in 1988.

Recognizing that ever increasing pesticide applications were not working, Klayman developed an "Antivirus" net that was designed to keep out the whitefly while allowing the right amount of sun and air circulation to penetrate it and keeping the crops healthy.

The popularity of his nets was so incredible that he decided to design several other more advanced nets for different types of plant applications, protecting them from other pests like aphids and spider mites. In the rare case that one of these bugs was able to get through the net, the unique design of the nets would filter the light in such a way that the pests would be immediately blinded and immobilized once inside.

Because Klayman's nets are environmentally friendly and work so well, they are a great alternative to using pesticides. Many countries around the world are using agricultural nets rather than pesticides, especially those that are aware of the many dangers of toxic pesticides. Most of the fruit imported in the U.S. from Central and South America have been netted rather than sprayed with pesticides. Many domestic conventional fruits and vegetables, however, are still sprayed with pesticides.

Sources:

Bugg off! - Jerusalem Post

Comprehensive Review of Pesticide Research Confirms Dangers - Ontario College of Family Physicians

Netting for crop protection - Patent 5097624

About the author

Ethan Huff is a freelance writer and health enthusiast who loves exploring the vast world of natural foods and health, digging deep to get to the truth. He runs an online health publication of his own at http://wholesomeherald.blogspot.com.

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.