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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.

In this 2004 photo, Greg Shipe, of rural Eudora, shows some of the damage, a bubbling effect on the grape vine leaf at the palm of his hand, from 2,4-D herbicide.


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