Purdue Issues New 2,4-D Warnings
August 11, 2014
Midwest Wine Press has been covering the approval process for new forms of the herbicide 2,4-D for the past two years. Now comes word from Captital Press, an agricultural publication for the Western United States, that Purdue University is expressing new reservations about new GMO crops that are designed to be used with 2,4-D. The Oregon Winegrowers Association is also asking for 2,4-D to be banned from April until October.
See: Vineyard Operators Oppose 2,4-D Resistant Crops
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Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 and 2014 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2014 Cold Climate Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark's articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and several regional magazines.
Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.
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