Antibiotic OK’d For Organic Orchards

Antibiotic OK’d for organic orchards (Capital Press, May 12, 2011):

The National Organic Standards Board has approved the use of oxytetracycline and streptomycin to control fire blight in organic pear and apple orchards.

However, the use was extended two years, not the five years sought by many producers and crop specialists speaking during the board’s recent meeting in Seattle.

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