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Re: Stomp out 98 disaster

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Stomp out 98 disaster
  • From: Pat_Elazar@cwb.ca
  • Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 15:28:55 -0500
  • Sensitivity:

Hi Gwenne,

It might be a good idea to find out exactly what was sprayed & at how high
a concentration. Could you find the container?

The 3 chems you mentioned have different formulations, differ in virulence
& more importantly in persistence as well.

The least virulent- Wipe out, is very similar to a combination used here in
Canada on wheat & barley at a concentration of about  half a litre (quart)
per acre. You should be able to plant a cover crop of rye now & garden
there normally next year except for really susceptible stuff like carrots,
peas & melons.

The other two act as soil sterilants for protracted periods & are normally
used in tank farms or rail yards where you dont want anything ever to grow
again. You really should find out  what you are dealing with here.... I've
included some URLs below for your research.

Your larger issue, is not the label on the chemical bag/jar, but with the
spray jockey who feels he has license to spray wherever he wants- maybe
this garden site is not viable long or short-term?

Wipe out info:  http://www.riponcomputer.com/dawnchemical/productinfo/product211.htm

Barren info:  http://www.elsproducts.com/aerosolpdwk.html

Stomp info: http://www.nrrbs.com.au/chemicalstomp.htm

Key to trade names: http://www.abcbirds.org/pesticides/herbicide_list_.htm

Gwenne Hayes-Stewart <Gwenne.Hayes-Stewart@mobot.org>@mallorn.com on
10/01/2002 01:14:52 PM

Sent by:    community_garden-admin@mallorn.com

To:    "'community_garden@mallorn.com'" <community_garden@mallorn.com>

Subject:    [cg] Stomp out 98 disaster

A janitor at one of our school gardens sprayed Stomp Out 98 and laid waste
to a large portion of the garden, trees, shrubs, etc.  Stomp Out goes by
other names of Wipe Out and Barren.  It's a sterilizer with an active
ingredient that has a half life of 40 days.  My question is do we remove
all the soil mix from the raised beds and start over or can we plant a
cover crop this fall of rye and attempt to plant next spring?  This is
nasty stuff not to mention around kids.

Gwenne Hayes-Stewart
Executive Director
Gateway Greening
PO Box 299
St. Louis,  MO  63166

Check out Gateway Greening's website at www.gatewaygreening.org

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