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Is it possible to treat crop with chemicals, without poisoning the soil?  RSS feed

 
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Hello-
I'm in pursuit of purchasing land. In inquiring about 2 sites, I asked the agent what type of chemicals has the farm land been exposed to:

PROPERTY 1 (51.33 acres): "recently exposed to Corvus, Atrazine, Roundup. Nothing in ground just on top. The chemicals deplete after one year."

PROPERTY 2 (19.4 acres): "recently exposed to
BICP II
Magnum 1.2
Simizine90- one pound per acre
Atrazine90 – ½ pound per acre
Fertizilier has been put down for next year’s crop"

My thoughts are to keep searching. Do you second that motion?
 
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Yes, I'd keep looking.

As with anything, "it depends"

If you find a place with all the features you want (slope/a creek/outbuildings/woodlot/commynity/whatever) and it's been sprayed but you have time and money to do remediation, go for it.
 
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Yeah. I would keep looking.
However, if you are looking at commercial farm land, I doubt you will find anything 'clean'.

"Deplete in one year" is a very doubtful statement. Certainly less effective, but not depleted.
If tou want to get certified 'organic', there will be a minimum 3 year wait, along with some expensive soil analyses along the way.

 
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But keep asking for the chemicals. It is a really good thing when people ask, until the farmer realizes that his land has less value if he uses chemicals.
 
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