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Strategies for orchards and vineyards

Weed control in organic orchards and vineyards is one of the most important management practices carried out by the farmer. Depending on the strategy and climatic region, it sets the foundation for yield potential and quality of fruit to be produced. Failure to get on top of weeds leads to significant yield losses of up...

When organic means nothing – the Benzene debacle

On Wednesday 18th July,  ABC´s 7:30 Report highlighted how some allowable organic inputs used on organic farms were contaminated with benzene and nitrate. The programme questioned why one of Australia´s largest organic certifier, Australian Certified Organic (ACO) would allow some Nutri Tech Solutions (NTS) products that allegedly contained traces of benzene and unacceptable levels of...