Ivermectin worming medication can pass through horses and kill beneficial insects in the environment.
Certain herbicides are used on hay that "persist," and can cause your composted manure to kill plants that it is used on.
What can I do as a horse farm owner/manager to reduce the risk of persistent herbicides in my horses’ manure and manure compost?
Ask your hay, straw and feed providers to confirm that the following products were not used in their products:
Tordon, Grazon, Access, Pathway – produced by Dow Agro Sciences and containing Picloram
Curtail, Redeem, R&P, Transline, Confront, Lontrel – produced by Dow Agro Sciences and containing Clopyralid
Milestone, Forefront, Chaparrel – produced by Dow Agro Sciences and containing Aminopyralid
Imprelis, Perspective, Viewpoint, Streamline – produced by Dupont and containing Aminocyclopyrachlor
Use your consumer power to eliminate these products from the food to manure chain and protect our valued compost.
Howard County Del. Flanagan’s Sunday bow hunting bill, which initially sought to allow bow hunting all day on all Sundays in all deer seasons, but then was amended to cut the bill back from all Sundays on private land, as originally proposed, to just Sundays in December and Januaryas part of county conducted managed hunts (which are typically only on park land) was withdrawn at the County Delegation meeting this morning. The amendment had also added provisions (which had failed in separate bills in earlier Delegation meetings) to establish an archery safety zone as 150 yards in general (Monday through Saturday), and as 100yards when part of a managed hunt, Mondays through Saturdays generally, and Sundays in December and January.