Velpar, an herbicide credited with tripling yields on Maine's 58,000 acres of bl
Velpar, an herbicide credited with tripling yields on Maine's 58,000 acres of blueberry lands, came under attack yesterday at a news conference in Ellsworth. Jonathan Carter, the Green Party's gubernatorial candidate, said the chemical has polluted drinking water and threatened wildlife, and has reduced the number of small growers and rakers by concentrating blueberry production in the hands of large growers. The state Board of Pesticide Control has scheduled public hearings for later this week as part of an inquiry arising from petitions seeking to halt use of Velpar on low-bush blueberries. Details.
"Velpar, an herbicide credited with tripling yields on Maine's 58,000 acres of bl" (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 13664.
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