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Methyl Bromide Chemical Replacement Not Universally Welcome

Chemical Farming Losing Popularity Among Some Winegrape Farmers
Jul 2000 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
In winegrape vineyards throughout the world, methyl bromide has been a controversial mainstay of pre-plant soil treatments. While the U.S. wine industry can take credit simultaneously for promoting sustainable farming on the one hand, and being the third largest user of methyl bromide on the other, how will winegrape agriculture replace the dangerous biocide now being phased out?In conventional practices, an average of 400 pounds of methyl bromide per acre gets injected beneath the soil to steri...
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