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Davenport Orchards and Winery

For 15 years, Davenport Orchards and Winery owner Greg Shipe has been working to reduce the amount of herbicide sprayed in the late spring and early fall. Sensitive crops, like the grapes Shipe grows, can be badly damaged when herbicides sprayed in nearby fields drift over onto other plants.

Greg Shipe, owner of Davenport Orchards and Winery in Eudora, walks through his vineyard. Each year, a portion of his grapes are damaged due to herbicides that drift onto his land. The herbicide weakens the plant and ultimately requires him to replace the vine. Unless there is better control of herbicides, Shipe said he won't be able to expand his vineyard.


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