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    all of the cover crops are full of thorn Apple, would be impossible to clear for this season. I know it's toxic but how bad? would beaters and dogs still be able to flush out the cover crops safely?

     

    Jamie 

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    http://www.thepoisongarden.co.uk/atoz/datura_stramonium.htm

    If your beaters that smoke decide to experiment keeping a straight line could be interesting - otherwise it appears low risk on brush past contact as long as everyone is aware what it is and that they need to hose down dogs and leggings to be on the safe side and wash hands before eating or smoking.

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    Take normal precautions. From what I understand it is pretty nasty if ingested but not as bad a Giant Hogweed if you just brush against it.

    Most daturas are not good for your health.

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    The seed of this plant can be viable for many years even buried 2ft under the soil. It enjoys a hot summer and the plough has brought seed up to the surface.  I would not be too concerned other than taking normal precautions to prevent the seed or plant material being ingested. Long coated dogs may pick seeds up in their coats and then lick them off but I think that would be the extreme.  Just don't put any leaves in your sandwiches at lunch time.

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