EPA settles three area pesticide sales violations

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency reached settlements with three area organizations over pesticide violations, the agency announced Thursday in a news release.

All three cases involved the sale and distribution of plant growth regulators, which are controlled by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. Mayberry Seed Co. of Essex, Mo., agreed to pay $17,160 for the distribution or sale of an unregistered plant growth regulator and fungicide on at least 14 occasions; Southeast Cooperative Service Co. Inc. of Advance, Mo., agreed to pay $12,000 for sales of an unregistered plant growth regulator and fungicide; and AgXplore International LLC of Parma, Mo., agreed to pay $237,573 for 212 counts of the sale or distribution of 19 unregistered pesticide products. AgXplore has informed its customers and distributors of its products that violated the act.

As part of their settlements, the three companies has certified that it is presently in compliance with regulations.

For more information about the Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, visit www.epa.gov/enforcement/waste.

Pertinent address:

Essex, Mo.

Advance, Mo.

Parma, Mo.

Map of pertinent addresses

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