MSU Ag Guides…Not Just for Farmers
For many Montanans, May means it's time to get down to some serious gardening. Before you stock up on soil boosters, fertilizers and pesticides, take a few minutes to read the latest Ag Alert from MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist Cecil Tharp:
"Many pesticides which target broad leaf weeds may also damage sensitive broad leaf plants when accidentally introduced within compost, grass-clipping or manure. MSU Schutter Diagnostics has reported approximately 103 samples of non-target plant toxicity in gardens across Montana from 2009 – 2011, with approximately 79% of these reports likely linked to introduced soil amendments. "
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