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Residues of the herbicide aminopyralid in manure


 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:45 pm    Post subject: Residues of the herbicide aminopyralid in manure Reply with quote

http://www.glallotments.btik.com/p_Contaminated_Manure.ikml

I don't know if this has already been discussed but I've been reading about manure contamination in the UK and wonder if it's a problem for Irish gardeners. Should we be worried?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i haven't noticed/seen such effects, yet! My source of manure comes from a small farm where very little herbicide is used, plus when I use my manure it's already been stacked for a minimum of two years. Hopefully this breaks down most chemicals that may be in it, but that apart, using manure fresher than this is also bad for your garden/allotment.
hormonal herbacides/pesticides are bad. I remember many years ago there was a hormonal herbicide on the market (I honestly can't remember it's name) for amateur gardeners. People had a silly habit of storing their chemicals on the greenhouse staging when going for lunch and between making mixes and using. Lids weren't screwed on tight and the heat on a warm day would make fumes escape from the loose lids, tomato plants were devastated by those fumes in much the same manner. Growth became distorted, if fruit formed they were badly distorted. Hormone-type chemicals must be as bad as GM crops!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't think it is a problem here as I believe the products containing the harmful chemical Aminopyralid were not sold here. I am open to correction on that. Wink
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