Re: What Happened To Our Quail? Observations of an Old
The use of round up is just part of the changes in agriculture that have changed over the years. The use of alfalfa over clover as a hay source and the mowing of corn stocks have all contributed to the problem. The new farm bill has a provision that requires a farmer to have some conservation practices on his farm if he gets crop insurance. This is part of the senate version but not the house version. Hopefully it stays in the final bill. I wouldn't pick on Monsanto as they also produce GMO seeds which replace the need for insecticide by genetic changes to the plant. Changing farming methods doesn't look like it's in the cards anytime soon. Adding conservation practices like CRP, CREP, WHIP and stream borders that provide space for wildlife and pollinating areas is the key for now I believe.
"The wildlife and it's habitat cannot speak for itself. So we must and we will." Teddy Roosevelt