The Use of Pesticides in Viticulture Vintners and grape growers are in the midst of the global push to reduce the amount of chemically based pesticides used. While California is the center of this issue in the United States, the situation there is quite similar to other wine growing regions around the world. The reasons are broad for grape growers and vintners to reduce the usage of these chemically based pesticides. However, one of the chief reasons for this wholesale change is the fact that chemically based pesticides have deleterious health effects. The carcinogenic nature of these chemicals is one of the most often discussed issues in these regards. One of the early controversies regarding chemically based pesticides was focused around...The end:
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