Tag: agriculture

Evaluation of Pesticide Residues at Schools in Close Proximity to Vineyards in South Africa

Photo by Jeff Vanuga, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. (USDA NRCS Photo Gallery: NRCSAZ02083.tif) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

One of the major concerns about the use of pesticides in viticulture and agriculture in general is the potential for these chemicals to drift onto neighboring farms that do not wish to use these pesticides, and more importantly, into residential…

Adjusting Vineyard Management Practices in a Changing Climate: Effect of Soil Management on Erosion and Nutrition Loss

For centuries, agricultural practices have been shaping and influencing the environment both ecologically and morphologically.  Since many vineyards are planted on hill slopes, the environmental impact is often greater than those planted on flat terrain.  The main contributor to altered…