A Wiltshire-based company, Growing Success Organics, has been fined for illegally supplying two unapproved pesticide products, according to the Pesticide Safety Directorate.

The charges followed information that the company had been supplying ‘Growing Success Squirrel Stop’ and ‘Growing Success Hormone Rooting Gel’ without the appropriate approval.

PSD said two charges were heard against the company and the director Stanley Mernagh under the Control of Pesticides Regulations (COPR) 1986. Growing Success Organics and the director of the company pleaded guilty, and were fined a total of £4,000 and the company was ordered to pay £9,760 costs.

For an exclusive investigation into the threat from illegal pesticides, see Farmers Weekly magazine, 7 April 2006 (page 16 & 17).