[Market-farming] tomato stem rot

Jackie Jameson jacqueline.jameson at gmail.com
Sun May 20 11:24:50 EDT 2012


It's called Clopyralid and others.  I lost 2 ac of veg and herbs to this
via composted goat manure about 4 years ago.

Here's a great article on that.  Ohio State University. "Clopyralid and
Other Pesticides in Compost"  Retrieved from
http://ohioline.osu.edu/aex-fact/0714.html
Jackie in NY

On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 11:20 AM, eglatyne tds.net <eglatyne at tds.net> wrote:

> I don't know but if you used dairy screenings or other types of manure,
> there is a pervasive herbicide that stays in the manure even after long
> periods of time and will kill plants, are the tomato leaves small and
> tightly curled this is an indication of this herbicide, which name I can't
> remember. So it would be a good idea to take a soil sample as well as a
> plant to the extension agent. Carol Thomas, Sweet Briar Herb Farm
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