pesticide applications

Organic Farm Contaminated by Pesticides Wins $1M Verdict

Organic Farm Contaminated by Pesticides Wins $1M Verdict

SANTA CRUZ, California, September 29, 2008 (ENS) – A Santa Cruz County jury has awarded $1 million to an organic farm in Santa Cruz whose edible herbs were contaminated by pesticides applied to vegetables on nearby farms. Lawyers for Jacobs Farm / Del Cabo said today that organophosphate pesticides evaporating after application and then blowing…

Misapplied Herbicides Enter Klamath River Tributary

Misapplied Herbicides Enter Klamath River Tributary

SAN FRANCISCO, California, July 20, 2008 (ENS) – Trees, Inc., one of the nation’s largest tree service companies, has been hit with a federal fine of $12,300 for causing two herbicides to enter a tributary of the Klamath River after employees failed to follow instructions on the product labels. Trees, Inc., a 55 year old…