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burning diseased plant matter in Ireland


 
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eggplant1
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 10:19 am    Post subject: burning diseased plant matter in Ireland Reply with quote

Hi everyone. So often an article refers to removing diseased leaves from the plant or the base of the plant and burning them as opposed to adding them to the compost heap for fear of spreading infection. However I am under the impression that fires of this nature are illegal in Ireland. Am I right? We're in rural Kerry and I have wanted to get a tin drum for this purpose but was told it was a definite no no! Its a huge issue because it leaves you with no options for the responsible disposal of infected materials. Any suggestions? Happy gardening!
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was always under the Impression that Ban referred to Household Rubbish,I have seen Farmers Fields set alight to burn off Gorse and other,So whats the difference between their and your problem.
I'd give the local Council Offices a ring and ask to speak to the Environment Officer.I'm sure others and myself would be interested in the answer you get.
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geranimojess wrote:
I have seen Farmers Fields set alight to burn off Gorse and other,So whats the difference between their and your problem.

i'm pretty sure farmers are not allowed do this though...
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many Farmers have you seen in Court since this Ban was introduced, There is a big difference between the Fire your Lighting and the Field,your acting responsible burning it in a Barrel,I would not hesitate doing it even at Night,-------------------------------------------------------not that I'm suggesting it.
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This post is in twice.....

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

in a way, i'd wonder whether it's a waste of good compost material - assuming you have room to compost it.
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry about posting this twice. I have no idea how I did that.

I do save everything I can for the compost. This was in relation to getting rid of diseased plant material (black spot, etc)

thanks to all for advice
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