Paraquat

Kidds

Member
Horticulture
Banned here since 2007 as statedin the article. Also stated in the article are farmers approach to chemicals which will lead to contamination.
Phrases such as "going everywhere, running down your arms" and "sleeves rolled up" give an indication to the value given to correct PPE.
It is a desperate shame if people are suffering for their mistakes but it always says quite clearly on every pesticide label "wear the correct PPE".

I have done a great many acres with paraquat with a knapsack and about the same again with a boom sprayer. Was always careful but can't claim it was never on me, most especially the time the sprayer pipe burst and filled the cab.
 

CornishTone

Member
BASIS
Location
Cornwall
My cousin is a PhD studying Parkinson’s at Cambridge Uni, and my dad is a sufferer. My cousin is pretty ademant that it’s almost impossible to pin the condition on any one factor like OP’s or a particular weed killer, despite people’s desire to find a specific “thing” to blame. It’s not that simple unfortunately.

But if anyone wants to donate their brain to my cousin, she’s always on the look out for more to slice up!
 
Location
southwest
My cousin is a PhD studying Parkinson’s at Cambridge Uni, and my dad is a sufferer. My cousin is pretty ademant that it’s almost impossible to pin the condition on any one factor like OP’s or a particular weed killer, despite people’s desire to find a specific “thing” to blame. It’s not that simple unfortunately.

But if anyone wants to donate their brain to my cousin, she’s always on the look out for more to slice up!


I know a fair few who aren't currently using theirs!
 

Lowland1

Member
Mixed Farmer
Gramoxone ,PDQ ,,horible stuff ,,still remember the guy who used to do double glazing adverts doing himself in by drinking it
Teb Moult. There used to be lots of cases of gardeners keeping it in pop bottles and kids drinking it though i was under the impression they put something in it to make it undrinkable. It’s still for sale in Kenya.
 

Lincs Lass

Member
Location
north lincs
Teb Moult. There used to be lots of cases of gardeners keeping it in pop bottles and kids drinking it though i was under the impression they put something in it to make it undrinkable. It’s still for sale in Kenya.
Ted ,,that was him ,,think he lived out Newark direction on his smallholding
 

GOODYSMATE

Member
Location
suffolk
My cousin is a PhD studying Parkinson’s at Cambridge Uni, and my dad is a sufferer. My cousin is pretty ademant that it’s almost impossible to pin the condition on any one factor like OP’s or a particular weed killer, despite people’s desire to find a specific “thing” to blame. It’s not that simple unfortunately.

But if anyone wants to donate their brain to my cousin, she’s always on the look out for more to slice up!
Cant help you there as wife say i dont have one ,Brain that is :ROFLMAO:
 

Lowland1

Member
Mixed Farmer
PDQ was a combination of paraquat and diquat from memory?

To be honest, I used to use diquat a bit, especially on spuds. Worked a treat.
Gramoxone was a useful chemical on fenland potatoes wait until about 10 per cent up then blitz them. Best for burning off potatoes was DNBP get that on your skin and you went yellow.Safer than sulphuric acid we went to after it was banned.
 

Lincs Lass

Member
Location
north lincs
Before it was banned ,,boss had 10 ltr left and something called Gesatop, a grey powder ,used on raspberry canes (so he was told ) ,,back of the yard grew a mass of briars and nettles ,,couldnt get rid of them so he mixed the two together and through it over the rubbish ,,with in a week ,the lot was dead .
Bit of straw ,some cherry and swan vestas soon tidied it up ,,thing was,, nothing ever grew there ever again
 

puppet

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
sw scotland
Paraquat was so deadly that by the time you realised you had a mouthful of it you were too late. That was why being kept in old unlabelled bottles in garden sheds was such a risk.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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