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Old 24-11-2018, 08:36 PM posted to rec.gardens,,
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Default What is this dark orange power dust/dirt found under piles ofleaves and needles?

On 11/24/2018 8:21 AM, David E. Ross wrote:
On 11/23/2018 5:28 PM, Ant wrote: from a blurry iPhone 4S. There was a
small overnight rain storm a few days ago too in a So(uthern)
CA(lifornia). This was in a rural backyard.

Were you near the Woolsey fire? If so, that could be Phos-Chek that had
been dropped as a fire retardant. The rain would have rinsed it off the
foliage in your garden.

If it is indeed Phos-Chek, relax. As it breaks down, it becomes

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