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A cautionary tale about compost

by Tim Baker, regional horticulture specialist

In my last column, I discussed a couple of situations where growers brought additional soil to their greenhouses that happened to be contaminated with herbicide. This unfortunately, caused significant damage to their tomatoes. This week, I will give some precautions about compost.

Composts, including those with manures, are a time-honored way of providing fertility to your crops. There’s nothing wrong with using them when

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