herbicide and fruit

Discussion in 'Fruit and Nut Trees' started by jean-albert, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. jean-albert

    jean-albert Member

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    Are fruits grown from herbicide treated soil edible? We have a prune and a pear trees in our backyard. We treated our backyard with FEEDEX (herbicide and lawn fertilizer) in late JUne. We would like to know if we can eat our fruits. Thank you.
     
  2. HortLine

    HortLine Active Member 10 Years

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    The UBC Botanical Garden does not recommend the use of chemical herbicides and pesticides. If you do choose to use herbicides, it would probably be best not to use them near your food plants. Most likely, there will not be any problems with eating that fruit, however, there have also been many studies that suggest negative physiological effects to humans. Perhaps you may want to get your fruit tested to be sure. If you have internet, you may want to explore alternatives to chemical herbicides.
     

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