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Thomas Crawford
Director of Research   Bio Huma Netics

Dr. Thomas Crawford is an ecologist and soil scientist (M.S. and Ph.D., respectively, University of California, Davis). He has conducted and managed agricultural and horticultural research in academia and industry and currently conducts and manages research for Bio Huma Netics, Inc. in Gilbert, AZ.

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  • Organic Pesticides – A Key Component of Organic Farming   2013-01-08

    Compared to traditional synthetic herbicides, none of the natural herbicidal compounds allowed for use in organic agriculture are very active; therefore, they must be applied in relatively large quantities. This may lead to undesirable effects on the environment and the soil fauna and microbes, which is in direct opposition with the philosophical positions and purpose of those who practice organic agriculture.

    Compared to traditional synthetic herbicides, none of the natural herbicidal compounds allowed for use in organic agriculture are very active; therefore, they must be applied in relatively large quantities. This may lead to undesirable effects on the environment and the soil fauna and microbes, which is in direct opposition with the philosophical positions and purpose of those who practice organic agriculture.

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