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IPM, Antibiotics, and Fire Blight- is there a happy medium?

Originally posted on fair food field notes:
Applpy over at Thought + Food recently published an interesting article talking about increased antibiotic use in organic pear and apple orchards.  These antibiotics—Streptomycin and Oxytetracycline—are used to combat fire blight, a contagious…

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AMPLE APPLES

Originally posted on ECO-opia:
  By  YETNEBERK TADELE  FORTUNE STAFF WRITER Addis Fortune source: http://addisfortune.net/articles/ample-apples/   Once Invisible Apples Have a Bite of Ethiopia’s Fruit Market Following the growing production of local apples, street fruit vendors have surrounded the city, where…

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Are blackcaps outstaying their welcome?

The blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) is a pretty little bird. It used to be a summer visitor here in Britain, but now its habits are changing. More and more blackcaps are overwintering here. Maybe it’s because of climate change. Maybe it’s … Continue reading

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Apples

When I wrote about blackberries three days ago I heard my mother’s voice in my head, saying ‘blackberry and apple.’ My mother cooked blackberries (the fruit of the bramble, Rubus fruticosus agg.) with apples (the fruit of Malus domestica) at … Continue reading

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