FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013
James Burnette Jr., director
NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division
N.C. Pesticide Board announces March case settlements
RALEIGH — The N.C. Pesticide Board recently approved the following settlement agreements for respondents in Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Craven, Edgecombe, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pitt, Robeson, Stanly, Wake and Wayne counties.
- Keith Lee Adcox of Lumberton agreed to pay $1,000 for applying herbicides Gramoxone Inteon and Envive in a manner inconsistent with the labeling to a wheat field in Lumberton. The herbicides damaged crops in an adjacent field, and the labels state not to apply under conditions favoring drift.
- Willis J. Aman of Maysville agreed to pay $700 for applying herbicides FirstRate and Roundup PowerMax in a manner inconsistent with the labeling, which violated worker protection rules. Aman failed to provide required training or protective equipment for his workers, and failed to post pesticide-application information.
- Joseph W. Barkley Jr., employee of Meherrin AG & Chemical Co. in Severn, agreed to pay $600 for selling multiple restricted-use pesticides to an unlicensed pesticide dealer in Jackson.
- John E. Bendelow III, an employee of Atlantic Property Services in Raleigh, agreed to pay $900 for an application of GlyStar Plus Herbicide. At the time of application, neither Bendelow nor anyone associated with Atlantic Property Services was a licensed applicator.
- Terry L. Blalock of Norwood agreed to pay $700 for his employees’ application of pesticides PowerMax and Valor in a manner inconsistent with the pesticides’ labels. The pesticides damaged clover in an adjacent pasture, and the labels state they should not be applied under conditions favoring drift.
- Timothy W. Boone, manager of Boone’s Farm Supplies in Jackson, agreed to pay $1,400 for purchasing multiple restricted-use pesticides without being a licensed restricted-use pesticide dealer. In addition, Boone sold several restricted-use pesticides to two non-certified applicators.
- Stephen C. Cooke, an employee of Northgreen Golf Club in Rocky Mount, agreed to pay $800 for applying pesticides without being a licensed applicator.
- George Jeffrey Griffin, manager of Crop Production Services in Nashville, agreed to pay $7,000 for selling 370 restricted-use pesticide products without being a licensed pesticide dealer.
- Kenneth R. Heltemes, president of A Growing Concern in Raleigh, agreed to pay $1,200 for disposing of herbicide Lesco Stonewall 65WDG in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
- Michael E. Hensley, of 3-M Lawn Care in New Bern, agreed to pay $800 for applying pesticides without being a licensed applicator.
- Wesley Carroll McLawhorn, vice president of TriEst Ag Group in Greenville, agreed to pay $500 for selling Pic Plus, a restricted-use pesticide, to an unlicensed pesticide dealer.
- Thomas B. Ormond Jr. of Bath agreed to pay $1,600 for not transporting Folex 6 EC in a safe manner. A container of the pesticide was broken and spilled on a road in Greenville while in transport.
- Paul N. Peterson, manager of Sleepy Creek Blueberry Farm in Harrells, agreed to pay $800 for applying insecticide Fyfanon ULV AG in a manner inconsistent with its labeling to his blueberry plants. The label specifies a one-day pre-harvest interval, and the blueberries were harvested prior to this.
- Patrick Ruffin, an employee of Crop Production Services in Tarboro, agreed to pay $600 for selling several restricted-use pesticides to an unlicensed pesticide dealer.
- Michael R. Scheffler, owner of Bananas Lawn Care in Oak Island, agreed to pay $700 for applying pesticides without being a licensed applicator.
- Jonathan E. Scott, an employee of Patetown Dixie Fertilizer in Goldsboro, agreed to pay $800 for applying herbicide Envive in a manner inconsistent with its labeling to a field in LaGrange. The herbicide damaged plants in an adjacent field, and the label states it should not be applied under conditions favoring drift.