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Thread: Is Aminopyralid contaminated manure still a problem?

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    Hi Moreteavicar and welcome to the Vine.
    To test for amino or clo pyralaid sow a handful of (broad) beans in the muck or compost and see how they grow. Tomatoes are susceptible to it too. In the case of toms they either don't grow or curl up like melted wax and die.
    It'd be worth sowing a benchmark batch too at the same time in a different medium, just to confirm the seed is viable.

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    Sow a few broadbean seeds in a pot of half manure/half compost. If the manure is contaminated then the beans will grow curly or fern-like leaves.

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    Does aminopyralid affect more/all plants? Would bindweed roots be a good sign that there's no problems with the manure?

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    It affects all broad leaves plants as I understand it. It is used in a broad leaves weed killer commercially.
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