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Antibiotic use to stop in U.S. organic pear, apple

April 16, 2013  By The Oregonian

Symptoms of fire blight on apple trees.

April 15, 2013 – Despite objections from growers, a U.S. advisory board decided to ban the use of an antibiotic by organic apple and pear farmers to combat fire blight.

The National Organic Standards Board, at meetings in Portland, opted not to allow the use of a type of tetracycline in organic apple and pear orchards starting Oct. 21, 2014. READ MORE


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