Herbicide CAUTION

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Herbicide CAUTION

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    • 1 Post By greentree

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        09-08-2013, 08:55 AM
    Herbicide CAUTION

    There is a fairly new Dow herbicide called Forefront (aminapyralid) that we hay buyers need to start asking hay supplies about. It kills broad leaf weeds, so it is used on wheat, oats, and hay fields.

    It remains active THROUGH the animal, unchanged, and if the straw or manure is used as mulch or fertilizer, EVEN IF COMPOSTED, it will KILL the plants.

    I will be asking hay suppliers about this herbicide, and NOT buying any hay from fields where it has been applied. Hay that has been sprayed is not SUPPOSED to be sold outside the US......

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        09-08-2013, 09:23 AM
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    Yes, and quite a few herbicides out there do the same thing that have used on hay fields for years.
    I can't tell of how many stories I have read and heard of where people buying well aged compost from horse and cattle farms, thinking it was the right thing for their garden or flower beds, only to have it kill all the flowers or all the veggies and causing such ruin that the soil had to be completely dug up and removed.

    It's sad that in this day and age we have to be mini detectives in order to keep our own gardens safe.

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