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    glallotments is offline Seedling
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    Default Contaminated Manure Petition - Aminopyralid

    Latest information about ACP recommedation to reinstate licence and proposals for improved stewardship can be read here
    Last edited by zazen999; 24-07-2009 at 07:41 PM.

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    zazen999 is offline Funky Cold Ribena
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    glallotments - I hope you don't mind but I have taken your posts into a new thread of it's own.

    The ACP - Advisory Committee on Pesticides, have advised that approvals could be reinstated subject to the rigorous conditions of the stewardship scheme which would stop the supply of manure containing residues and provide testing advice and equipment, as well as a removal service for any remaining manure containing residues on allotments or gardens.

    Which means that Aminopyralid could soon be up and running again.

    Aminopyralid, for those that don't know, caused widespread havoc amongst the GYO community last year as it has devastating effects on crops....it travels through the digestive system and is depositied in manure, which was then used by gardeners, allotmenters and thus we were keen to get it banned from use. This is now being overturned with more controls on its use.

    Minutes of ACP 338 held on 30 June 2009 for the minutes of the meeting.

    If you are concerned, please click on the petition and sign it.
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    Gwyndy is offline Rooter
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    Thanks for bringing this to everyone's attention. Petition signed.
    Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it.

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    I've signed it too, I lost a bed of new raspberry canes because of that stuff last year. Sooo glad it wasn't my whole allotment that was affected.

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    I have incurred aminopyralid damage from contaminated manure but the banning of such chemicals rather penalises farmers who use the products responsibly and adhere to the guidelines. If the burgeoning population wants to avoid famine I'm afraid the use of chemicals as part of farming practice has become an unfortunate fact of life.

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    glallotments is offline Seedling
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    Quote Originally Posted by zazen999 View Post
    glallotments - I hope you don't mind but I have taken your posts into a new thread of it's own.
    I don't mind at all.

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    petition signed. we have not suffered yet luckily but there is alwaqys the chance and if this weed killer is so resilient then why are using it. surely it is a risk to waterways and everything aswell as food. with 100%.

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