How Your Organic Garden May Suffer from Herbicide Damaged Killer Compost

There’s genuine concern, if not alarm, among fellow gardeners who have imported manure, compost, and used lawn clippings to make compost, or used hay and straw in their gardens. Herbicide contamination has been responsible for a wide swath of damage, even devastation, of many gardens and farms.

Now… herbicide sounds like it could be a good thing. Something made with herbs, right? NOT!

Herbicide definition: a substance that is toxic to plants and is used to destroy unwanted vegetation.1)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbicide

IRONICALLY, A NUMBER OF “ORGANIC” FARMS HAVE SUFFERED THE WORST.

Even the commercial producers of compost have found their products tainted with one or more forms of these persistent herbicides sold as brand names such as Grazon, Tordon, Singer, Lontrel, and often incorporated with other herbicides to offer a broad range of weed control.

THE TERM “PERSISTENT” TELLS THE STORY IN A NUTSHELL.

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The active ingredients include these major players “Pictoram”, “Clopryalid”, and “Aminoparalid”. They are sold to farmers and over the counter in many stores.

And… who makes these deadly, plant-stunting chemicals? Can you guess?

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1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbicide
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Coleman Alderson is author of the Mountain Whispers series and frequent blogger on LittleRedPill.com. "I see myself as an outlier, a free-market entrepreneur, an eclectic reader and devout learner, a devoted family guy, a plantsman, a home designer-builder-remodeler, a conscious environmentalist, and a friend to humanity." He holds an MS from Penn State where his thesis centered on horticulture, park planning, design, and maintenance. "But nothing surpasses my 40 years of lessons from the field and garden. And the beauty of gardening is that those lessons never end!"