Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» New England June 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 1:23 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by CapeCoddess Today at 1:21 pm

» What to Grow through Very Hot Summers
by newbeone Today at 1:15 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 1:12 pm

» Does the SFG concept work for perennials?
by LynnF Today at 1:05 pm

» Watering
by newbeone Today at 1:01 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by CapeCoddess Today at 1:00 pm

» 2017 corn pictures
by yolos Today at 1:00 pm

» Baby Food
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:58 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by sanderson Today at 12:24 pm

» Cinnamon, Fungus, and Gnats
by yolos Today at 11:03 am

» Trellis
by CapeCoddess Today at 10:39 am

» Pepper argument who's right
by CapeCoddess Today at 10:35 am

» Question About Strawberries
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:37 am

» Big Bug ?
by sanderson Today at 3:12 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Today at 1:07 am

» New squash in a hurry
by RC3291 Yesterday at 11:09 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by yolos Yesterday at 11:02 pm

» Buzz Pollinators
by yolos Yesterday at 9:29 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by Fiz Yesterday at 9:14 pm

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:48 pm

» Poppy seeds - Hungarian Blue Breadseed
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:09 pm

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by Fiz Yesterday at 8:06 pm

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:15 pm

» Tomato - Snow Fairy
by quiltbea Yesterday at 6:11 pm

» Fall Planting
by newbeone Yesterday at 5:26 pm

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:14 pm

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:29 pm

» Should I cover plants while away
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:17 pm

» Netting as Barrier
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 11:38 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Pesticide Breakdown (?) and Composting

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Pesticide Breakdown (?) and Composting

Post  sfg4uKim on Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:30 am

I've seen a few concerns about what goes into commercially available compost and thought I'd do a little "look see" to see what I could find.

Interesting article by Washington State University about different types of pesticides and whether or not they are a concern for composting.

Here's another from Ohio State University.

And a PDF file from California.

Of course to be helpful you'd need to know WHAT was sprayed on the materials that are being used for composting.

Here's part of an article from Mid-Atlantic Gardening's blog about Veteran Compost: We also do not use any yard waste. This has
become a big deal recently, since herbicides like Imprelis
and Milestone (which are used on grass) can end up in yard waste
compost facilities and contaminate the finished compost. We test all of
our products in the greenhouse and in the laboratory.

Since their compost is ready in about 90 days, they are concerned with the length of time it takes some of these chemicals to breakdown. The reason I'm including this is that if you purchase compost in bulk, please take the time to ask about their use of yard waste.

I'm really grateful for people asking these questions because it got me thinking about my use of LeafGro. When researching the product, I was "encouraged" when their web site mentioned that their product is tested quarterly. Well I just sent them an email asking them FOR WHAT DO YOU TEST?

____________________________

I have seen women looking at jewelry ads with a misty eye and one hand resting on the heart, and I only know what they're feeling because that's how I read the seed catalogs in January - Barbara Kingsolver - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle


sfg4u.com
FB: Square Foot Gardening 4 U



avatar
sfg4uKim

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1916
Join date : 2010-09-30
Age : 58
Location : Glen Burnie, MD

View user profile http://sfg4u.com

Back to top Go down

very interesting reading

Post  curio on Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:49 am

Thank you for posting these links. Some very good information there Smile
avatar
curio

Posts : 388
Join date : 2012-02-22
Location : Maritime Pacific Northwest zone 8A/B with ugly heat scale

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pesticide Breakdown (?) and Composting

Post  LeeAnne12 on Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:12 pm

Thanks! This will help a lot. Very Happy

Lee Anne
avatar
LeeAnne12

Female Posts : 112
Join date : 2012-02-26
Location : W TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pesticide Breakdown (?) and Composting

Post  shannon1 on Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:00 am

Thanks great links! I would hate to contaminate my organic garden with anything. Compost the word compost just seems so friendly to the organic gardener just one more thing to be careful about.
avatar
shannon1

Posts : 1697
Join date : 2011-04-01
Location : zone 9a St.Johns county FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pesticide Breakdown (?) and Composting

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum