Friday, April 30, 2010

Herbicide Carryover Bioassay Results

Picture from Sue Colucci's blog
Sue Colucci, area specialized extension agent for Henderson, Buncombe, and Haywood counties, is working with a farmer who is having problems with herbicide carryover in manure.  She worked with him to perform the bioassay that I have described to you several times.  She just published those results, with pictures, on her blog.  I urge you to read this over and bookmark it so you can find it again.  Here's the link:
http://wncveggies.blogspot.com/2010/04/herbicide-carryover-bioassay-results.html.
Great job, Sue.  Thanks!

This is a reminder to be very cautious about the use of manure and compost for your garden and farm.  They can be wonderful additions to the soil; I personally use them all the time.  But you need to know the history of the materials.  We have a publication on this topic that covers it indepth.  It is located on my ncorganic.org website at http://tinyurl.com/y9a3eqh.  We have just revised and expanded that publication.  It is in its final stages of preparation and should be available real soon.

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