pesticide applications

Organic Farm Contaminated by Pesticides Wins $1M Verdict

Article: 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

Article: 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…