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I have a cocoa plum hedge that has the lower leaves turning yellow and falling off. It was very healthy 2 weeks ago. My lawn service did do some spraying of weed killer along this hedge. Could that be the problem?

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Hi Ken,  More than likely your weed killer was Round Up which is a people killer also.  It can last up to 6 months or more in your yard and your pets would also be in danger. Nutritional deficiencies, as glyphosate immobilizes certain nutrients and alters the nutritional composition of the treated crop   Disruption of the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids (these are essential amino acids not produced in your body that must be supplied via your diet)
Increased toxin exposure (this includes high levels of glyphosate and formaldehyde in the food itself)   Impairment of sulfate transport and sulfur metabolism; sulfate deficiency
Systemic toxicity—a side effect of extreme disruption of microbial function throughout your body; beneficial microbes in particular, allowing for overgrowth of pathogens   Gut dysbiosis (imbalances in gut bacteria, inflammation, leaky gut, food allergies such as gluten intolerance)
Enhancement of damaging effects of other food-borne chemical residues and environmental toxins as a result of glyphosate shutting down the function of detoxifying enzymes   Creation of ammonia (a byproduct created when certain microbes break down glyphosate), which can lead to brain inflammation associated with autism and Alzheimer's disease
Hope this helped answer you question.  Find out what they are spraying.  kathy

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Tropical plants in Florida, Bamboo, Vines, Fruit trees, Antique Roses, rare plants from around the world.

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Nursery business for 19 years

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Bamboo Society, Rare Tree Society, Rare Fruit Tree Society, Passiflora Society

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Florida Gardening Sarasota Magazine Bradenton Herald Tribune Sarasota Herald Tribune

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Self taught, family history of nursery business

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