We compost material that has not been exposed to pesticides,herbicides,fertilizers,growth Hormones,and animal medications
Do they trace the origin of what is composted.
We have found in 51 years of composting At Hong Kong Willie Worm Farm
In Tampa Florida that toxins build up if you compost with contaminated material. Grains ,Lawn clippings,vegetable mater from commercial growing operations or Lawns carry excessive amounts of Pesticides,Herbicides which in turn kill the composting Worms.We find that manure from large dairy farms could have antibiotics or growth hormones. When obtaining any compost from animal manure such as cows ,horses, rabbits remember most people medicate and this comes out in the manure. Cow manure from Grass feed cows has been a good source for great compost. The amount of moisture is very important. Dry compost has less microbes. Fresh Compost with a fair amount of moisture is full of life.
Worm compost Dirt. $30.00 for a 5 Gallon Bucket approx 35 lbs. Call 813 770-4794 Worm Castings.
If Manure is Used Did they acquire this from a Major Animal operation. Horse Stables Major Dairy’s, Use Antibiotics. These operations use worm medications that have serious concern. Each animal is wormed every month.Yes arsenic is organic.
This is one comment from a gardener. posted Thursday, March 08, 2012 6:30:55 PM Quote Ivermectin (22,23-dihydroavermectin B1a + 22,23-dihydroavermectin B1b) is a commonly used horse wormer medication. Believe it or not, it is listed by the National Organic Standards Board as a synthetic substance approved for use in certified organic livestock and crops. I have used compost I made myself which included horse manure from 5 horses I personally met, treated with this med by the owners, who I hold in high regard and I consider them to be absolutely wonderful in caring for the horses. The result was a rapid and significant reduction of the worm population in the beds to which the compost was applied. Two years ago I moved to my current property. About a mile away is an animal rescue farm. I was offered all the manure I could haul off. It was well aged. I took 2 loads, figure 4 cubic yards. I offloaded it all into one pile, then applied it to some new garden beds. While the crops were a disaster as a result of drought and neglect, those beds have produced poorly compared to beds not treated with that batch of manure. The spot where I offloaded the stuff grows nothing to this day, not even weeds. An area less than 20 feet from this spot was dug up for other reasons, dried up, left as a pile of bare sand and is now as green as the rest of the lawn. 50 feet from the dead spot the local utility sprayed picloram around power poles as well as along my fence. One area of spray extended into my front yard, covering an area 6-8 feet deep, 16 feet wide. In this sprayed area everything green died. Weeds began growing back within 6 months. I dumped that manure in early summer 2 years ago-still no growth, not even weeds. The animals which produced the manure were treated with whatever the rescue farm could get their hands on using their limited budget. I will not use manure from a treated animal or compost which included it.
The US currently allows dairy cows to be injected with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), also known as recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST). Developed and manufactured by the Monsanto Corporation, this genetically engineered hormone forces cows to artificially increase milk production by 10 to 15 percent. Information on rBGH or rBST – aka Posilac – Eli Lilly’s Genetically Engineered Bovine Growth Hormone http://www.organicconsumers.org/rbghlink.cfm
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With the exception of water and sunlight, nothing could be more natural for your garden than earthworm castings. Not steer manure, not chicken manure, not even fish emulsion is as natural for your garden as earthworm castings! After all, when digging in your garden have you ever found a live cow, chicken, or fish? No, what you do find are live worms. Mother Nature created the mighty worm about 570 million years ago to care for her plant life by caring for the soil. As the earthworm eats its way through the soil, it takes in bits of soil and rotting or decaying plants (organic matter).
And what comes out is the richest food your plants will ever find, yet will not burn a plant! Earthworms have the unique ability to increase the amount of nutrients and minerals in the soil by as much as 10 times the value of the plant debris there. These minerals and nutrients are properly conditioned for the best root growth and lush plant growth – plus it’s odor free!
Why Hemp Growers Use Worm Casting .
One of the biggest challenges they face is trying to identify the perfect Hemp plant food. While it’s often been overlooked, because it’s somewhat difficult to find, worm castings are proving to be the ideal soil supplement for Hemp growers.
Many growers have found that it shortens the germination cycle for new plants, increases yield on their crop overall, and does it all while protecting the plants from disease. As if that wasn’t enough, worm castings are also chemical-free. This makes it an especially attractive option for organic growers, specifically.