<<Sphere Corporation, a Texas manufacturer of environmentally friendly
insecticides and soil builders, announced the completion of registration
for sale its first insecticide for Fire Ants in the Gulf States.
<<In addition to the fire ant insecticide, we are proud to announce the
completion of registration of True Stop White Fly insecticide, the company
manufactures and markets a liquid sterilised and odourised cow manure,
through a technology licensing agreement. All products are based on
agriculture waste. Sphere is also working in Mexico, Central America and
<<True Growth and Moo Dew (commercial, agriculture & retail) liquid manure
extract should be available to U.S. users by May 15, 1997. Current
expansion project, when completed, will boost production capacity over
levels providing nearly 6,000,000 gallons of concentrate available for sale
in the first phase.
<<Research into Spider Mites, Med Fly, Leaf Cutting Ants, and many other
insects continue to show promising results. The company is currently
conducting IPM test with several potential joint venture partners and
countries. Manufacturing Plants are currently being looked at in other
I appreciate your intention to create environmentally friendly products,
for we sure do need them. And I also value the recycling of materials.
However, a number of key questions came to me in reading this, ones I hope
you're handling in developing your products. If you are, I recommend
mention of them in your information sheets. If you aren't, I recommend
1) Are your products solely from agricultural waste, or do they have any
other ingredients (added or as a result of processing)?
If there are other ingredients, are they all listed or do you hide them
under the so-called "inerts" label (which we all know can include quite
toxic materials)? And what are there toxicity?
2) What is the source of your agricultural waste? Especially if it's not
solely from organic sites, have you tested it for residues of pesticides,
antibiotics, chlorine, etc.? Do you do any process to remove these? I'd
consider it highly likely that the waste would have such residues,
compromising the "environmentally friendly" positioning of your product.
I hope you find this feedback of use.
P.S. Dean - if you were just passing this info along to us, I'd sure
appreciate if you'd pass this back to this company. Thanks!