NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division

Need to get rid of your old pesticides?

If you’re a farmer or homeowner and want to safely dispose  of your old or unwanted pesticides, you can drop them off at one of several collection events this spring. The season kicks off Feb. 26 in Northampton County. The events are hosted by the department’s Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program and Cooperative Extension. Since 1980, […]

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Photos from the Field: NCDA&CS hosts EPA officials

Jim Jones, acting assistant administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the Environmental Protection Agency, visited with farmers, labor organizations, Cooperative Extension agents and department employees from the Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division last week to learn more about issues facing North Carolina’s farm workers. Friday, Cooperative Extension agents and […]

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Travis Snodgrass named March 2012 Employee of the Month

Robert Travis Snodgrass, a pesticide inspector with the department’s Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division, was recognized as the March 2012 Employee of the Month during a recent ceremony in Raleigh. Snodgrass has served as a member of the division’s Mi-Forms team, which has catapulted the division from a paper-based inspection program to an electronic, […]

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News Roundup: April 7-13

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “FDA wants farmers to get prescriptions for antibiotics used in animals,” News & Observer: The U.S. Food and Drug […]

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Rick Reid recognized for 24 years of service to National Guard

When Rick Reid retired from the National Guard in 2010, he was just pleased to know he had the chance to serve his country for 24 years. Recently, he received some well-deserved recognition for his service. Reid, a supervisor in the department’s Structural Pest Control Section, was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal from the United […]

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NCDA&CS employee completes N.C. Certified Public Manager Program

Patrick Jones, deputy director for pesticide programs with the NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division, recently completed the N.C. Certified Public Manager Program. He was among 79 graduates in 2011 representing state agencies and universities across North Carolina. The CPM program is an intensive curriculum requiring more than 80 hours of classroom participation and […]

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Faces in the Field: Dr. Jung Kim

In July, the N.C. General Assembly transferred several programs from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Over the coming months, we will highlight some of the people behind those programs as we welcome our new employees. The following post highlights an employee from the […]

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NCDA&CS starts new fiscal year with additional responsibilities

Starting today, the NCDA&CS has several new responsibilities and hundreds of new employees because of reshuffling within state government. The budget bill the General Assembly passed last month transferred two state agencies to NCDA&CS from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. They are the N.C. Forest Service and the Soil and Water Conservation Division. […]

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Photos from the Field: Ground broken for new NCDA lab facility

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides testing for everything from food and cosmetics to seed and fertilizer. Most of the tests are conducted at the department’s Constable Laboratory near the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The building, is named after former State Chemist Dr. E. W. Constable. Originally, these services were housed in […]

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Shannon Joyner named January Employee of the Month

Shannon Joyner, an administrative assistant in the NCDA&CS’ Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division, was recently named the January 2011 Employee of the Month. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recognized her for her contribution to the department during a ceremony in Raleigh Monday. Joyner has been with the department for nearly six years and is instrumental […]

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Today’s Topic: Battling bedbugs

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” In the past decade, bedbugs have made a comeback across the U.S. and in North Carolina. Homeowners and business owners need to be aware that the effective treatment of a bedbug infestation can be costly, and […]

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