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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.

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

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