Winegrape growers in northern states are proving it’s possible to win wine competitions with single-variety wines based on material other than vitis vinifera.
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The ban will take away a tool that many growers are still using, and its manufacturer says that additional legal recourse is being considered.
But others in the industry say the action was overdue and there are softer chemicals and biological controls lined up to take chlorpyrifos’s place as a bug-killer.
Specialty crop industry leaders see a future in new gene editing techniques, despite an unfavorable European Union high court ruling.
The Court Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruled in July that both mutagenesis and transgenesis produce genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Starting in January, growers needed to be compliant with three additional requirements for the updated Worker Protection Standard (WPS).
The new requirements have generated a substantial number of questions from all types of agricultural businesses.
Organic Grower Summit sets second educational intensive session