Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Contaminated manure

I'm worried and saddened by all the reports I've been reading of people whose crops have been ruined because of manure they purchased which is contaminated by a herbicide used on the grass eaten by the cows who produced the manure. A chemical in this particular herbicide 'sticks' itself to particles in the grass and is not broken down by digestion (very bad explanation see links for proper details).

This one has very good information:

And the issue is discussed at length on River Cottagehere
and It's Not Easy Being Green here

It seems that this is not just the first time this product has been involved in this kind of problem before and that something similar happened in the States a couple of years ago.


Anonymous said...

Wow! Amazing piece of news. Makes me think of conspiracies right away... It would sure please the industrial fertilizer factories if manure could not be used as fertilizer... So maybe not an "accident" after all?

Really scary. What can you do?

Green Lane Allotments said...

According to people who have visited our web site commercially packaged manure and compost have been hit by this problem too