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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Clover lawns? Not with pesticides

The unpleasant story of how marketing and pesticide went after the excellent auto-fertilizing clover plant and its demise due to marketing by companies whose pesticide killed it.  I don't know how true the story is, but at least one article I found corroborates some of the claims.  Additionally, clover does have a bacteria that behaves as a nitrogen-fix, replacing or decreasing the need for nitrogen-rich fertilizers.  I also know if you contact lawn care companies, they think its a weed.  If the article is believed, this is more about chemicals that kill weeds.

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