February 15th 2013 Issue

Turning on a plant’s defenses

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New technology is coming to the apple and pear industry to help control fireblight. Actigard is a systemic compound with

Why the National Organic Standards Board made its decision

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In 2011, when the National Organic Standards Board made a formal recommendation to the National Organic Program to permit oxytetracyline

Coppers are a fit for organics

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Before the 1960s, there were no antibiotics to help orchardists control fireblight, one of the most destructive diseases of pears

Behind the scenes at the NOSB

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Harold Austin

In April, the National Organic Standards Board will decide whether organic apple and pear growers in the United States

Fireblight is native to North America

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Fireblight is a plant disease of apples and pears caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora. It is native to North

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