Biobed – Management of Pesticide Rinsate

Biobed - Management of Pesticide Rinsate

Herbicide and herbicide rinsate can contaminate soil, wetlands, holding ponds, waterways or wells which can pose a danger to citizens, livestock and nature. Biobeds speed up the herbicide natural breakdown processes.

A biobed consists of one or two containers; totes or tubs. The containers are filled with a mixture of topsoil, compost, and straw. The rinsate is slowly released into the biomix from a storage tank through a perforated hose. This two-container system allows for greater adsorption/breakdown of pesticides. Plants can be grown on the tops of these containers to help with moisture control in the biobed.

BioBed Basics

We hosted two information days in 2018 and 2019 to parties interested in building their own biobeds.