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    Default Aminopyralid in Hay/Horse Manure

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    These chemical companies have a lot to answer for - but they don't care - as long as they make money.
    We don't know what's in the compost we buy and that worries me too.
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    Mr Dowding having problems

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    Default Aminopyralid in Hay/Horse Manure

    As a user of well rotted horse muck this is worrying. I hadn't realised that even after a year of rotting down in a compost bin this stuff is still active. Apparently it needs soil microbes to break down and can take a year in the soil before that happens. God knows what it does to the poor horses who eat it.
    Charles Dowding's take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7vr-GlzuZs
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    He seems to be the sort of guy people should listen to, I haven't used horse manure in my garden, I was frightened off from it some years ago and have a free supply in the village, but I won't use it. I guess I could do his testing, but decided to only use cow dung and it seems my plants are ok.

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    I'm lucky in that the place where I keep my horses makes their own hay and haylage. They don't use weedkillers on the fields as the horses graze there part of the year, so there are weeds in the hay (a mixture of plants is actually better than just grass as far as the horses are concerned, as long as it doesn't include ragwort). The downside is that the manure can contain weed seeds, although many are killed by the heat of the heap.
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    Threads merged to confuse you!!
    If you follow the link in Jacks' post to an older thread you can see that there was a warning on the "Grazon" back in 2010.
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    This happened to me in 2014. I no longer collect or use horse manure unless it's from a commercial source (bagged) so i have some form of comeback if it happens again. It took at least two seasons before i stopped seeing the effects of this poison on my plot.
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