Farming is a lot of fun when bacteria, fungi, and insects become our partners in managing and improving the plant populations in our fields.
Our responsibility as farm managers is to guide and develop ecology.
We can guide ecosystems in such a way that all these organisms are beneficial and improve the quality and yield of our crops.
Or, we can guide ecosystems in a manner that bacteria, fungi, and insects become ‘pathogens’, they become the antagonist that we are constantly battling against.
Would you rather have these organisms as your partners or as your enemies?
When you chose to position yourself against them, and have them be your enemy, remember that Nature always bats last. You may win in the short term, but will most definitely lose in the long term.
And it is a choice you make. Not a choice that is forced on you.