FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, SEPT. 20, 2010
James Burnette Jr., director
NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division
N.C. Pesticide Board announces September case settlements
RALEIGH — The N.C. Pesticide Board recently approved the following settlement agreements for respondents in Beaufort, Brunswick, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Martin, Pitt, Wake and Wayne counties:
- John A. Tennant of Supply agreed to pay $500 for using a pesticide inconsistently with its label. The pesticide damaged a nearby tobacco field, and its label states that it should be applied in such a manner as to avoid spray drifting to tobacco.
- William K. Tankard, of Meherrin Agricultural & Chemical Co. in Belhaven, agreed to pay $750 for selling restricted-use pesticides without a pesticide dealer’s license and selling the pesticide Gramoxone Inteon to a non-certified applicator. The label for Gramoxone Inteon states it is for retail sale to and use only by certified applicators.
- Jeff M. Cumbie, manager of TruGreen in Fayetteville, agreed to pay $750 for an employee using pesticides inconsistently with labeling while under his supervision. The applied pesticides damaged neighboring plants, and each products’ label states it should not be applied when weather conditions favor drift from target areas.
- William J. Brinkley, of Eastern Flying Service Inc. in Dover, agreed to pay $1,500 for using pesticides inconsistently with their labels and depositing pesticides within 100 feet of a residence. The pesticides drifted to a neighboring residence in Beaufort, and the labels state they should not be applied when weather conditions favor drift from treated areas.
- Crawford Craig, of NaturChem Inc. in Greenville, agreed to pay $600 for using herbicides inconsistently with their labels on a right of way in Siler City. Herbicide damage was found on trees hanging over a nearby creek, and the herbicides’ labeling states to not apply directly to water.
- Joseph S. Kosek, owner of Equinox Landscaping in Raleigh, agreed to pay $700 for applying pesticide without a pesticide applicator’s license. Neither he nor anyone associated with Equinox Landscaping had been licensed to apply pesticides at the time the application of concern was made.
- George C. Griffin III, of Cardinal Chemicals Inc. in Williamston, agreed to pay $750 for selling restricted-use pesticides to a non-certified applicator. The pesticides were Temik 15G, Baythroid XL and Gramoxone Inteon, and each label states it is for retail sale to and use only by certified applicators.
- Daniel A. Lancaster, of Wayne Aerial Crop Spraying in Pikeville, agreed to pay $900 for applying pesticide inconsistent with its labeling, and for depositing pesticide within 25 feet of a road and 100 feet of a residence. The pesticide damaged vegetation in a neighboring garden, and the label states it should not be applied under weather conditions favoring drift to adjacent sensitive areas.
- George G. Wooten III of Chadbourn agreed to pay $500 for using Dual Magnum and Telone II inconsistently with their labels on his sweet potato farm. One of the pesticides was found in soil 46 feet from a neighboring well. The label for Dual Magnum states it should not be used within 50 feet of all wells. The label for Telone II states it should not be applied within 100 feet of any well used for potable water.