Spread the word/Emergency news

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by rancher hicks, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    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,


  2. copper2

    copper2 Songster

    May 5, 2015
    Eating a burger
    Umm.... I was using hay as mulch earlier this year..... What are the symptoms?
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    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.
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    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.
  5. Liz C

    Liz C In the Brooder

    Apr 20, 2014
    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...
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2016

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