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TAG: misapplication

Misapplication destroys high school football field

September 18, 2015By

The St. Edward Central Catholic High School football team, in Elgin, Ill., was forced to relinquish its home-field advantage Sept. 18 after a chemical mix-up destroyed its field, the Chicago Tribune reports. The lawn care company responsible for maintaining Greg True Field, St. Edward’s home field, accidently applied weed killer instead of fertilizer. The mishap killed two-thirds of the field’s grass. The company at... read more

Misapplication kills 75% of turf at University of Findlay

May 16, 2014By

University of Findlay, located in Findlay, Ohio, is being forced to replace about 75 percent of its grass after a chemical similar to Roundup was accidentally applied to the grass instead of a fertilizer, according to The Findlay Courier. As much as 54 to 72 acres of campus may have grass killed, the university said.  Tim DeHaven, owner of Lima,... read more

Oregon rules misapplication caused bee deaths

January 28, 2014By

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) released findings on its investigation into bumblebee deaths at multiple sites in Oregon last spring. In June, the ODA issued a temporary rule restricting the use of products containing the active ingredients dinotefuran and imidacloprid in the wake of four separate incidents. One of these incidents involved a foliar application of Valent U.S.A. Corp.’s... read more