LESYA OROBETS: “You Can’t Grow Potatoes Without Poisoning Potato Beetles”

Without poisoning the Colorado beetle, you can’t grow potatoes

MP Lesia Orobets
19.02.2014 13:00 Facebook status update
Edited by Isis
Translated by Anna Danilova

Of course, you can certainly hold several rounds of negotiations with potato beetles, urge them to compromise, complain to the neighbors who grow corn, let them somehow influence the beetles so that they don’t eat our potatoes, tell everyone how bad beetles are and that they are eating our potatoes, arrange some nice little flashmob for the beetles in a vegetable garden.

The truth is that Colorado beetles are creatures who eat potatoes. They don’t care about our worries on the matter, nor even about any kind of admonition. They need us to plant potatoes in gardens so that they can eat them. That’s it. Very simple and, in my opinion, not very difficult to understand.

The only way to communicate with potato beetles is sprinkling the potatoes in the garden with special chemicals. This type of argument the beetles understand perfectly – they stop eating potatoes. But only in response to this argument, not any others.

P.S. I’m writing allegorically in order not to switch up those who will repost.

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5 Responses to LESYA OROBETS: “You Can’t Grow Potatoes Without Poisoning Potato Beetles”

  1. Reblogged this on CRONICA REZERVISTULUI and commented:
    Are dreptate Lesya, nu poţi cultiva cartofi fără să scapi de gîndacii de colorado, doar că la noi lucrurile arată altfel: după ce unii au pregătit prima recoltă de cartodi, au apărut apărătorii gîndacilor, pe urmă adversarii pesticidelor (americane, dacă se poate) şi în fine cei care s-au scîrbit de agricultură. Din hărmălaia asta cien să mai înţeleagă ceva?

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  3. Allison says:

    The difficult part is finding a correct chemical and not one they will readily adapt to.

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