TLDR – climate change is pushing viticulturalists to look at new ways of controlling pests. This article looks at using fans to dry grapes, teas (like our biodynamic preps), and increasing biodiversity to improve the soil biome.

Data Point: “In the US alone, about 1 billion pounds of pesticide is applied to control weeds, insects and other pests, according to the US Department of the Interior…. According to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, in 2018, 30,345,692 pounds of chemical pesticide landed on vineyards just in the Golden State, with 637,000 planted acres getting hit.”

Read here: Vineyards Dumping Chemicals in Pest Battle