UK and US express concern over soil contamination
Oct 10 2008
Aminopyralid, which is used in both countries, has been flagged up due to its resistant nature when sprayed on crops eaten by cattle which then urinate on soil, related Lancaster Farming.
Manufacturers DowAgroSciences has now posted on its UK website that gardeners should wait for about a year before planting in aminopyralid-contaminated soil.
A report from Cornell University on the issue stated: "Livestock urine and manure may contain enough aminopyralid to injure sensitive or broadleaf plants."
It added that cattle should have three days "grazing on untreated pasture" before being moved from treated areas to those with sensitive plants.
Gardening website allotment.org.uk advises growers to check their soil by simply planting a tomato and observing the leaf quality, rather than paying "over a hundred pounds" for an evaluation.
In This Edition ICMGP Preview - ICMGP 2022 mercury conference will be ‘virtual’ - Mercury – a persistent challenge Water / Wastewater - AI supports flow measurements - Emerging...
View all digital editions
Jun 27 2022 San Francisco, CA, USA
Jun 29 2022 Bruz, France
Jun 29 2022 Auckland, New Zealand
Jul 05 2022 Milan, Italy
Jul 25 2022 Virtual event