A Warning to Gardeners: Your Manure or Compost May Be Contaminated with Aminopyralid Herbicide

If you are a gardener and you use any composted manures or compost from an outside source (whether you buy them or get them for free), thinking that it’s safe, organic and full of goodness, THINK AGAIN.

Farmers and other sources of manure and compost often treat their land with herbicides, some of which are designed to not break down in an animals digestive system.  One such herbicide is aminopyralid, which is a selective, hormone-based, broad-leaf herbicide.  Aminopyralid is marketed under many brand names throughout the world and is used on hay, grain corn and grass crops to suppress broad-leaf weeds.  If unknowingly introduced into your garden or farm, the affects can be devastating.

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