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David South Auburn University Southern Forest Nursery Management Cooperative. You sue and we all lose. Because we are a minor-use crop, it is often very difficult to get a chemical company to label their product for use in container nurseries.

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david south auburn university southern forest nursery management cooperative
David South

Auburn University

Southern Forest Nursery

Management Cooperative

You sueand we all lose
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Because we are a minor-use crop, it is often very difficult to get a chemical company to label their product for use in container nurseries.

  • In some cases, after years of research, we have been able to convince a company to register a pesticide for our use.
  • However, some in the nursery industry have sued or claimed damages against chemical companies. These actions have had dramatic, negative effects on the rest of us.
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In 1995, a nursery in NY sued DowElanco for a herbicide injury resultingfrom what some believe was an off-label use.
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As a result, we no longer can use the following herbicides for week control in seedbeds.Surflan,Gallery, Snapshot
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As a result, nursery managers can no longer use the following pesticides.Benomyl, Tersan, Manxate, Lannate, Vydate, Vendex and Biobit
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Due to a claim against a chemical company, all longleaf nurseries in NC, SC, GA, and ALcan no longer legally treat their seed with an effective fungicide

researchers waste time and efforts when pesticide labels are withdrawn
Researchers waste time and efforts when pesticide labels are withdrawn
  • Research conducted by Weyerhaeuser (Littke, the USFS (Barnett and Karrfalt), NC Forest Resources (Pickens) and Auburn University (Carey and Enebak) is now worthless to nursery managers since the pesticide label they helped to obtain has been withdrawn.
why should nursery researchers waste their time looking for effective chemical alternatives
Why should nursery researchers waste their time looking for effective chemical alternatives?

The actions of one individual can erase the potential benefit of many research years…

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Even if the chemical company was at fault, please do not make afinancial claim …..or the rest of us may suffer when we lose one or more pesticide labels.

another potential negative effect of pesticide lawsuits is on extension
Another potential negative effect of pesticide lawsuits is on extension.

Why should we provide pesticide information to all nurseries when this increases the chance of losing herbicide labels?

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"To demonstrate that our society is drowning in litigation, one only has to look at the overworked system of justice, the delays in trials, the clogs businessmen face in commerce and a medical profession rendered overcautious for fear of malpractice suits. The litigation explosion, which developed in barely more than a decade beginning in the 1970’s, has affected us at all levels..."Warren E. BurgerFormer Chief JusticeUnited States Supreme Court