It has been a known problem since at least 2009. It doesn't make sense
that sellers of manure wouldn't protect themselves (conjecture) from
law-suit by testing for aminopyralid. In any event, it is best to know
where the manure came from, and best, if you can talk to the owner. They
may be a lying scum-bags, but if they have been in one location for any
time, they are probably trust worthy (at least when it come to manure).
yeah, sadly, a large portion of research done at
universities these days is sponsored by industry or
government and each has their own particular angle
and takes the results to massage them further. if
the answer isn't what they want to hear then they
discard it and hire someone else to do it again or
they don't bother to even get it right.
longer term, actual science and knowlege will win
out, but the short term damages have to be small
enough so that we can survive until the longer
term comes around. right now i fear the short
term is overpowering the longer just by the sheer
mass or inertia.
Dave this is very easy to do. Simply go to your neighbors once every other week and get a load of manure. Bring it back and start a pile next to your garden. You can speed the composting process up by turning the pile before adding a new load. Done this way, you will have an endless supply of nutrients for you garden soil. Think Spring!
No problem. You can use either, fresh is you like, in which case allow
at least 3 months between application and harvest. Also, be careful not
to splash fresh manure on the edible parts of the plant when watering.
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