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Old 08-13-2021, 12:33 AM
 
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Has the title ever been corntested? If so, is there a kernel of truth to the claims? Also, are there any boundary cornflicts? These are important things to cornsider. But if everything checks out, it could be an a-maizing-ing property.
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Old 08-13-2021, 09:53 AM
 
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Is there any risk to buying a home on land that was used as cornfields, for decades? Chemicals in the ground, soil, water, etc? Does anyone know how long those chemicals stay in the ground?



If so, most of the US is screwed because most housing developments are built on what used to be farm land.
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Old 08-13-2021, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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3.2 million Iowans can’t be wrong.
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Old 08-14-2021, 07:43 AM
 
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Lead Arsenate in old apple orchards can be a problem. Pretty common in New England.
The Apple Bites Back: Claiming Old Orchards for Residential Development
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Old 08-16-2021, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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DDT was widely used on crops. It never goes away. Each year the corn will have pulled some of i out of the soil, so it may be diluted. They have no idea whether or not DDT is bad for humans.

There are other chemicals that stay in the soil, especially insecticides.

Nothing in your field will affect city water unless there is run off from your property into the City water supply.
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Old 08-16-2021, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Maybe exercise caution though, if children start coming out of it.
Beat me to it - LOL
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Old 08-17-2021, 07:57 PM
 
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DDT was widely used on crops. It never goes away. Each year the corn will have pulled some of i out of the soil, so it may be diluted. They have no idea whether or not DDT is bad for humans.

There are other chemicals that stay in the soil, especially insecticides.

Nothing in your field will affect city water unless there is run off from your property into the City water supply.

Our state has found that residential lawns have a much higher concern with chemical contamination than farmland. Former Golf Courses can be even worse (I mentioned the development near here in my previous post. Farmers have to file a detailed 'nutrient plan' for all fertilizers, weed killers, and even manure applied to cropland. I know homeowners who use more 'fertilizer' on their 3/4 acre yard than farmers I know use on a 5 acre field.
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