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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, SEPT. 10, 2009

CONTACT:

James Burnette Jr., director
NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division

(919) 733-6100

N.C. Pesticide Board announces September case settlements

RALEIGH — The N.C. Pesticide Board recently approved the following settlement agreements for respondents working in Chowan, Halifax, Hertford, Lincoln, Pasquotank and Rowan counties:

  • Ronald D. Morse Jr., the manager of Carolina Yard Pro of Cove City, agreed to pay $600 after his employee Dennis G. Garrett applied restricted-use pesticide Gly Star Herbicide with an expired certification at a Wilco Hess station in Edenton. The application was made by Garrett, but as the license-holder of the business, Morse was held responsible. Applying this pesticide without up-to-date certification is not consistent with its label, which states it should be purchased and used only by certified applicators or under their direct supervision. Wilco Hess contracts with Carolina Yard Pro to maintain its grass.
  • Roger G. Liles of Littleton agreed to pay $300 for purchasing and applying the restricted-use pesticides Bicep II Magnum, Gramoxone Inteon, Guardsman Max and Temik 15G with an expired certification. Applying these pesticides without up-to-date certification is not consistent with their labels, which states they should be purchased and used only by certified applicators or under their direct supervision.
  • Shane M. Revelle of Murfreesboro agreed to pay $350 for using a pesticide inconsistently with its labels. The pesticide drifted onto a neighboring horse pasture, and its label states it shouldn’t be applied when weather conditions favor drift from treated areas.
  • Jack L. Reynolds, a regional manager for Viox Services in Charlotte, agreed to pay $400 when two Viox Services crews performing lawn maintenance in Lincolnton were found to be applying pesticides without pesticide application licenses. Purchasing pesticides without up-to-date certification is not consistent with pesticide labeling, which states they should be purchased and used only by certified applicators or under their direct supervision.
  • Ryan E. Cooper of Eastern Pet Co. in Elizabeth City agreed to pay $600 because pet groomers at the company applied Bio-Groom Flea & Tick Shampoo without a pesticide applicator’s license.
  • George L. Barringer of Salisbury agreed to pay $300 for using pesticides on his corn field inconsistently with their labels. The pesticides damaged nearby trees, and their label state they shouldn’t be applied when weather conditions favor drift from treated areas. The application was made by his son, but as the license-holder for pesticide application, Berringer was held responsible.
  • Voluntary Purchasing Groups Inc. of Bonham, Texas, agreed to pay $600 for its adulterated Ferti-Lome Weed Free Zone, which was found to be deficient in the active ingredient Mecoprop-P. It is unlawful for an adulterated or misbranded pesticide to be distributed, sold or offered for sale. The product was sold at several locations in North Carolina.

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