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Re: round-up pro

THanks for the info and clarification. Since the Compost issue, I warn
customers not to use tainted things in their compost.

----- Original Message -----
From: "DP" <pulis@mindspring.com>
To: "gardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2008 8:58 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] round-up pro

> Betsy,
> The Glyphosate warning for tomatoes was out at least 9 years ago, maybe
> longer (I'm figuring out how long it's been since I worked for the local
> Extension Service before I went to work at the state level.)
> The Seattle compost problem was because of an herbicide used on lawns and
> fields -  Clopyralid. It can persist for years.
> http://www.mindfully.org/Pesticide/Clopyralid-Composting-Dow.htm
> http://cahenews.wsu.edu/clopyralid.htm
> Picloram is a problem in manure from cattle or horses that have eaten feed
> from pastures or fields treated with Picloram, too. We first found out
> that doozy in the mid-90's.
> d
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Betsy Kelson" <bkelson@ix.netcom.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, May 26, 2008 8:11 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] round-up pro
> > WE carry Hi Yield Super Killzall(41%)  in the garden center. FOr some
> > reason, I  started reading its label having once been under the
> > that Roundup was gone in the soil after 7-10days. This products label
> > a
> > specific note saying no tomato seed for three days and no plants for 30
> > days. Perhaps this came about with the tomato deaths after using Seattle
> > compost tainted with herbicides.
> >
> > betsy
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