FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
James Burnette Jr., director
NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division
N.C. Pesticide Board announce March case settlements
RALEIGH — The N.C. Pesticide Board recently approved the following settlement agreements for respondents in Bertie, Mitchell, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Stokes and Wake counties.
- Eric Kent Williford of Windsor agreed to pay $900 for burning bags of Temik brand 15G Aldicarb pesticide on his peanut field in Windsor. It is a violation of North Carolina Pesticide Law to dispose of a pesticide container through open burning.
- Gary T. Johnson of Roxobel agreed to pay $800 for failing to store Baythroid XL, Flexstar GT, Medall II, Meturon 80 DF and Prep in a manner consistent with the pesticides’ labeling. In addition, Johnson failed to dispose of containers of Buccaneer Plus and Wise Up Plus in a manner outlined on the pesticides’ labels.
- Duane H. Douglas of Bakersville agreed to pay $600 for applying Crossbow Specialty Herbicide in a manner inconsistent with its labeling to private roads in the Shoot Out Mountain community in Bakersville. The pesticide damaged vegetation along a nearby stream as well as neighboring vegetable plants irrigated by the stream. The label for Crossbow Specialty Herbicide states it should not be applied directly to water or areas where surface water is present.
- Raul Moya and TriEst Ag Group Inc., both of Rocky Point, agreed to pay $500 for applying Tri-Brom 67 in a manner inconsistent with its labeling to a strawberry field in Cullowhee. The label states the applicator should post signs indicating the fumigant treated area, but no signs were posted at the time of application.
- John K. Gooden, an employee of Craft Air Services in Hertford, agreed to pay $1,300 for making aerial applications of Karate, Tubustar 3.6L and Bumper 41.8 EC in a manner inconsistent with the pesticides’ labeling to a wheat field in Hertford. In addition, the pesticides were deposited within 25 feet of a public road and within 100 feet of a residence. Furthermore, Gooden was not a certified pesticide applicator at the time of application.
- Ivan V. Dixon of Greenville agreed to pay $600 for applying pesticides Glyfos X-TRA, LoVol 4 Solventless Herbicide, Valor SX and GlyStar Plus in a manner inconsistent with the pesticides’ labeling to a field in Greenville. The pesticides damaged vegetables in an adjacent yard, and the labels state not to apply under conditions favoring drift to desirable plants.
- Clarence Anthony Pyrtle of Danbury agreed to pay $200 for applying Command 3ME in a manner inconsistent with its labeling to his tobacco fields. The pesticide damaged trees and bushes adjacent to the fields in Hanging Rock State Park, and the label states it should not be applied under weather conditions favoring drift.
- Christopher J. Taylor of Zebulon agreed to pay $600 for applying Makaze Yield Pro in a manner inconsistent with its labeling to a soybean field in Zebulon. The pesticide damaged vegetables in an adjacent yard, and the label states it should be applied in a manner to avoid contact with desirable plants and trees.