FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, NOV. 17, 2008
James Burnette Jr., director
NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division
N.C. Pesticide Board November settlements announced
RALEIGH — The following settlement agreements were recently approved by the N.C. Pesticide Board:
- Evan C. Helms of Hanes Geo Components of Charlotte agreed to pay $700 for distributing a restricted-use pesticide to Locust Farm and Garden Center of Locust, instead of the insecticide the garden center ordered. It is unlawful to distribute or sell any restricted-use pesticide to an unlicensed dealer.
- Harvey L. Rouse of Rouse Farms in Trenton agreed to pay $900 for using the Di-Syston 8 pesticide in two greenhouses, on the farm to control spider mites. The registered label for the pesticide states it should not be use in greenhouses and it is unlawful to use any pesticide in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
- Alan H. Phillips of Warsaw agreed to pay $600 for purchasing five restricted-use pesticides with an expired certification. Purchasing these pesticides without up-to-date certification is not consistent with the pesticides’ labels, which state they should only be purchased and used by certified applicators or under their direct supervision.
- Lucas F. Richard, president of L.F.R. Grain & Chemical Inc. of Newton, agreed to pay $1,200 for using pesticides Atrazine 4L and Gramoxone Inteon inconsistently with their labels. The pesticides damaged nearby crops and landscape plantings, and their labels state they shouldn’t be applied when weather conditions favor drift from treated areas.
- Robert L. Dawson of Stantonsburg agreed to pay $1,000 for using pesticides Dual Magnum Herbicide, Roundup Original Max and Valor SX Herbicide inconsistently with their labels. The pesticides damaged nearby crops, and their labels state they shouldn’t be applied when weather conditions favor drift from treated areas. The application was made by an employee, but as the license-holder of the business, Dawson was held responsible.
- Leon C. Alphin of La Grange agreed to pay $1,100 for improper disposal of pesticide containers. The instructions on the pesticides’ registered labels were not followed.