“We don’t use insecticides on ours,” Eckhart said of Eckhart Farms, where wheat is the main crop and he is the third generation to work the land. “It’s been a really hardy crop for not getting too subjected to pests. … The apiculturists like that a lot.”
Eckhart Farms farms 1,500 acres in Deer Park. The farm planted canola as a rotation crop in the late 1990s and early 2000s but moved away when market prices for the crop went down.
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Source: Taking care of the dirt: Canola on rise as rotational crop | Spokesman-Review