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How Herbicides can Kill Your Garden, Even If You don’t Use Them

herbicidesA friend of mine recently tried straw bale gardening and had a dismal failure.  This caused him to do a bit of research and he found an article in the current (January/February 2016) issue of Backwoods Home magazine, on a product called Grazon, one of many aminopyralid herbicides used on hay and straw field to kill broadleaf weeds.  That may explain his failure.

Grazon or other Aminopyralid-containing herbicides are sprayed on pastures and fields of straw and hay because they  only kill plants such as horse nettle, pigweed and blackberries not the feed grass. After it is applied, the cows, horses and other animals graze on the grass, ingesting the herbicide which passes through their systems and into their manure.…

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