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Recently while at the bookstore I was reading a magazine. BackWoods I think. ( I look at lots of magazines)

 

Anyhow there was an article on "GRAZON"  a herbicide spray on things like Hay and Straw and other grain crops. 

 

The chemical is Aminopyalid. IT IS POISON TO YOUR GARDEN AND OTHER PLANTS!

 

The author of the article wrote the book, "Compost Everything: the good guide to extreme composting".

 

Basically what the article said was that things like horse manure and cow manure , sheep and other grazing animals that eat crops sprayed with this GRAZON is poisonous to your gardens. Used in your compost, it poisons your compost. 

 

I bought hay this past fall for my chickens but now am worried I might have made a mistake. I mix the hay and chicken manure into my compost piles. 

 

If you have experienced crop failure it might be due to the use of this POISON.  You can research this for further information. 

 

Please spread the word to everyone so they can avoid loss of their crops. 

 

If you get "free" manure check to see if the animals have been fed with hay or straw was used that was sprayed with this GRAZON.  It can take years to undo the damage.

 

I wish you well,

 

Rancher  

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NOTHING KEEPS A BODY PRISONER LIKE OLD AGE. 

 

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NOTHING KEEPS A BODY PRISONER LIKE OLD AGE. 

 

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post #2 of 5
Umm.... I was using hay as mulch earlier this year..... What are the symptoms?
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Umm.... I was using hay as mulch earlier this year..... What are the symptoms?

Not everyone is using Grazon.  If it's in your manure or mulch, your plants will grow a bit but then the leaves will curl and plants will be deformed.  

 

It affects fruit plants as will as flowers and others. 

 

I posted this here so folks can ask if it's being used on farms where they buy hay or get manure. 

 

I posted it to CL here but have heard nothing. The woman who I've traded chicks for hay says she's never heard of it and doesn't think anyone here is using it. 

 

I would have bought the magazine but they've gotten expensive. I just can't afford all the magazines I'd like. 

 

I would check out the book mentioned at your local public library or bookstore. I'm sure if you googled Grazon you'd come up with more information. 

PLEASE NOTE I MAY QUOTE YOU BUT MAY NOT BE DIRECTING COMMENTS TO YOU. 

 

NOTHING KEEPS A BODY PRISONER LIKE OLD AGE. 

 

Pictures and comments are merely suggestions. No one idea works for everyone. ; ) 

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PLEASE NOTE I MAY QUOTE YOU BUT MAY NOT BE DIRECTING COMMENTS TO YOU. 

 

NOTHING KEEPS A BODY PRISONER LIKE OLD AGE. 

 

Pictures and comments are merely suggestions. No one idea works for everyone. ; ) 

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post #4 of 5

Grazon P+D

Active Ingredients

  • Picloram: 4-amino-3, 5, 6-trichloro-2-pyridinecarboxylic acid trilsopropanolamine salt......10.2%
  • (2,4-dichlorophenoxy) acetic acid, trilsopropanolamine salt ....... 39.6%
  • Other Ingredients......50.2
  • Total 100.0

 

Most of these ingredients have been sprayed on grass like crops for years to control broadleaf weed, also if you use a weed killer on your yard it may contains at least one of these ingredients.

 

* Note a broadleaf will kill all but a handful of garden crops.

 

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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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I drive to East Earl PA to get my straw straight down I-81 take a left toward pottsville and Reading Pa head toward Lancaster and get off in Ephrata go east towards new holland... best straw in the country. They actually thresh of the seed heads so it's clean and golden. Amish/Mennonite farms there . You really have to be careful...


Edited by Liz C - 2/4/16 at 9:53am
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