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Hope for grapes in burgeoning wine areas?

January 7, 2009

Put this in the “huh” department…

Herbicide-resistant Grape Could Revitalize Midwest Wine Industry

ScienceDaily (Oct. 21, 2008) — An herbicide that is effective at killing broadleaf weeds in corn, but also annihilated most of the grapes in Illinois and other Midwestern states, may finally have a worthy contender. Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new grape called Improved Chancellor which is resistant to the popular herbicide 2, 4-D.

Of course herbicide drift is nothing new, and nothing that couldn’t be solved with a little neighboring.

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2 Comments
  1. Pylades permalink

    So, looking at this post and the title of your blog…you do wine now, too? Can we order some?

  2. Pylades permalink

    (And by “we”, I obviously mean “I”)

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