2010 April: Gympie Farmer Dudded Spray Drift Compo

The couple’s chief complaint is not so much against Ergon Energy but the contractors Mossman Port Douglas Tree Lopping Service which Ergon employed to spray weedicide under its power lines and around power poles…Throughout the whole drama, the Mossman Port Douglas company has refused to accept any responsibility for crop contamination as well as refusing to release any results from crop damage tests….All went well until Ergon Energy put in a spur line to supply power to the newer section of the farm located on a higher frost free ridge. Soon after that spraying contractors Mossman Port Douglas Tree Lopping sprayed weedicide on the already cleared lane under the line and in the process the chemical drifted over squash plants, causing withering and distortion of the plants.