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GardenGerald
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« on: August 11, 2018, 12:16:58 PM »

How many of you have eaten dangerous chemicals like Glyphosate.
All of you have had that one.
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2018, 04:41:45 PM »

Gerald didn't that chap look at the packet or spray to see that it was dangerous.Alwys used a face mask when I used it.Some people are idiots
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 05:08:59 AM »

Deadly stuff, still sold in many places. Used it on the forestry in the 80's after they'd banned what I think was called 245T.

The use though doesn't seem to be reducing. Some of the EU regulations have stopped farmers ploughing old pasture, something to do with preservation. Yet, it is OK to use glyphosate to kill everything it touches and then direct drill the seeding into the field that is not allowed to be ploughed.

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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 11:22:24 AM »

Hello Boys
Sprayed on corn and potatoes to kill green growth before harvest. I am told that dry tops and stalks mean a quicker harvest.
Lots of anti fungicides can cause depression. Some now banned in Spain.
More to follow
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 02:31:29 PM »

Hello
Digging some really good Cara potatoes. Maincrop but we dig early when smaller.
Good looking with red eyes and really good flavour.
We do the same with Rocket, better flavour when half size.
Got some good looking onions, some going to seed so just bend tops over.
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 02:35:39 PM »

When I had the Allotment only ever put Seaweed on the ground to dig in.Was told the farmers always did it to the land as fertilizer.
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2018, 04:16:04 PM »

If seaweed was a fertilizer wouldn't the beaches be green?
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2018, 04:29:06 PM »

Kandor,up until about 10-12 years ago they used to clear all the beaches and the lorries would take the seaweed straight to the fields.The farmers would spread it to dry then turn it into the soil.But it was stopped down here by the Meddling E U.My friend who is a farmer said it saved him pounds as a fertilizer.
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2018, 12:27:20 PM »

Chatting with my farming neighbour a few days ago, I mentioned that we had been discussing this on the forum. He recounted a story of a friend of his out hunting with a terrier and a larger dog. They walked through a field that had just been sprayed. The following day the terrier became ill and died. The larger dog became ill, didn't die, however it lost its fur up to the level where the chemical covered crop had touched the dog.

Beware - The Right to Roam act has the potential to make you and your pets ill, or worse!

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