Re: [gardeners] intro

Ed Muckle (
Thu, 28 Jun 2001 18:23:54 -0700

    The half life of DDT is 50 years. It is slow to perc through the soil
and fruit trees under water stress have been shown (OSU) to draw up and
exudate DDT through the leaves to drop again on the soil surface. So much
for the three years with no chemicals and you are organic.
Ed Muckle

-----Original Message-----
From: Annetta Green <>
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Date: Thursday, June 28, 2001 2:39 PM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] intro

>what is the half life of DDT?  How long can it sit in the ground and be a
>viable poison?  The research, by state scientists, is showing that the
>levels of the farm chemicals, most outlawed now, are what is/has been
>killing the birds.  They found very high levels in the soil, water and