Organic Centre Wales logo
Providing information on organic food and farming in Wales
Subscribe to our newsletter

News from the Centre

more news stories...

Aminopyralid: the threat continues

The Soil Association and the Organic Growers Alliance (OGA) are calling on growers and gardeners to be vigilant following renewed cases of damaged crops due to manure contaminated with the herbicide aminopyralid. The symptoms include misshapen leaves and fruit, reduced yield, death of young plants, and poor seed germination. Aminopyralid can remain active even after the crop to which it has been applied has been eaten by a horse or cow, passed through the animal, been stored as farm yard manure, and applied to another crop.

Press release

Stockfree organic farming of course avoids the problem of contaminated manure altogether. See www.veganorganic.net

Previous story: Community growing in Wales
Next story: Reducing food waste

More news

In partnership with
ADAS logo Aberystwyth University logo Organic Research Centre Elm Farm logo
Organic Centre Wales, IBERS, Gogerddan Campus
Aberystwyth University, Ceredigion, SY23 3EB
T:01970 622248   E: organic@aber.ac.uk
Funding bodies
logo of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural DevelopmentWelsh Assembly Government logo
Website design: mach2media and Technoleg Taliesin Cyf.