In Death Valley and countless locations all over the country, those responsible for producing healthy crops without resorting to chemical fertilizers or pesticides have achieved tremendous success through the use of the many effective organic options available to them. Randi Glazer, an underwriting consultant who is quite familiar with the processes associated with organic crop development, has reviewed some of her favorite organic fertilizers and pesticides.
Taking a cue from the Native Americans who used to bury fish heads in the areas in which they intended to raise crops, Glazer has achieved consistently exceptional results by using fish emulsion as an organic crop fertilizer. Though the smell can be quite pungent, fish emulsion contains nearly every essential nutrient needed for crop vitality, particularly when supplemented with seaweed or kelp fertilizers.
For pesticides, Glazer relies on the concentrated oil from the Neem tree, which is effective in dealing with just about every pest that could possibly damage any type of crop. Though it requires relatively frequent application to be effective, this oil can be applied the day before the crop is harvested and still have no negative effect on those consuming the crop.