Violating Federal Law – Lawn Care Companies Facing Charges of Fraud and Illegal Pesticide Use – 2012 04 04




Fiesta Herbicide Knock-Offs Are
FRAUDULENT and represent an
ILLEGAL Use Under Federal Law



Some businesses are telling their customers they’re getting Fiesta, even putting up lawn signs that say Fiesta, but they’re substituting the ILLEGAL product in their sprayers  …

…  and risking FRAUD CHARGES  …

…  and a LETHAL BLOW to their reputation.

―  Neudorff, April 4th, 2012



Adequate broad-leaved weed control with Fiesta Herbicide is only achieved with an EXHORBITANT 6 TO 8 REPEAT APPLICATIONS PER SEASON, or more.

Even with REPEAT APPLICATIONS, the weeds are NEVER ENTIRELY KILLED, and EXCESSIVE USE of iron will lead to a DETERIORATION IN TURF QUALITY AND DENSITY, which will lead to further problems with weed invasion.

Fiesta Herbicide was registered and approved for use in the Province of Ontario in April 2010, and was quickly incorporated into weed control programs  ―  NOT BECAUSE OF ITS EFFICACY, but because of the 2009 legislation that IMPOSED AN UNECCESSARY AND UNREALISTIC ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION which PREVENTED Professional Lawn Care companies from using conventional herbicides that WERE TRULY EFFECTIVE AS WELL AS SAFE.

The CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE of the Professional Lawn Care Industry in Provinces like Ontario was EXTENSIVE because there were NO valid economical alternatives to replace the prohibited conventional products.

Because of PROHIBITION in Ontario, the Professional Lawn Care Industry LOST OVER 500,000,000 DOLLARS, with UP TO 12,500 UNEMPLOYED, and ONE-COMPANY-PER-WEEK DISAPPEARS INTO TOTAL OBLIVION.

The vast majority of users OVERWHELMINGLY CONDEMN Fiesta, hence, the MAJOR REASON for the DOOMING of the Professional Lawn Care Industry that ENTIRELY DEPENDED upon its success.

In fact, conventional herbicides, such as 2,4-D, are deemed SAFER than Fiesta.

Fiesta, and any of its iron-based derivatives, are considered to be DISMAL FAILURES as weed control products, especially because of the EXHORBITANT NUMBER OF REPEAT APPLICATIONS REQUIRED EVERY SEASON.

In fact, ALL so-called Green Alternative Pesticides and Green Alternative Methods are DISMAL FAILURES  ―  they DO NOT WORK !

By the year 2011, in jurisdictions like Ontario, the EXHORBITANT REPEAT APPLICATIONS AND STUNNINGLY HIGH COST of Fiesta prompted Professional Lawn Care companies to CONCOCT their own iron-based mixtures through the ILLEGAL USE of LOW-COST AGRICULTURAL FERTILIZER IRON.

On March 12th, 2012, the Government of Canada warned the Professional Lawn Care Industry that any person found using/promoting an unregistered iron fertilizer for weed control will be subject to compliance and enforcement measures.

According to a Government Official at Health Canada  …

It has recently come to our attention that a number of LANDSCAPE ONTARIO MEMBERS are promoting the use of UNREGISTERED IRON-BASED FERTILIZERS for the selective control of broadleaf weeds in turf.

At the present time, there are ONLY TWO COMMERCIAL IRON-BASED PRODUCTS REGISTERED under the Pest Control Products Act ( PCPA ) for the selective control of broadleaf weeds in turf, including Fiesta Lawn Weed Killer Ready To Spray ( PCP No. 29534 ) and Fiesta Lawn Weed Killer ( PCP No. 29535 ).

The use of unregistered pest control products in Canada is prohibited as per Section 6 (1) of the PCPA; « No person shall manufacture, store, transport, import, distribute or use a pest control product that is not registered under this Act … ». 

Accordingly, any person found using/promoting an unregistered iron fertilizer for weed control will be SUBJECT TO COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT MEASURES, as set forth by the authority of the PCPA and Regulations.

I am sending you this information for your consideration. 

I would be most interested in obtaining any ideas or suggestions you may have to help effect compliance with our Federal Legislation.

I look forward to your comments or suggestions and thank you for your attention in this matter.



According to the Neudorff Media Release on April 4th, 2012  ―

Fiesta is the ONLY registered chelated iron pesticide product trade-marked and registered for legal use.

There’s a growing trend towards KNOCK-OFF PRODUCTS, these are not only ILLEGAL but also contain a lower quality chelated iron.

If you’re going the chelated iron route, DON’T ROLL THE DICE.

Tell your customers you’re offering the industry standard low risk weed control agent  …

…  and call it by name, Fiesta.



According to the Neudorff video entitled « Fiesta Herbicide – It Just Makes Sense », released on April 4th, 2012  ―

Running a lawn care business or managing public green spaces is tricky, to say the least.

Capital costs.

Labour costs.

Increases in the price of fuel and supplies.

Me and you have got to be part juggler, part magician, and all genius.

You’ve worked hard to build a reputation.

And you know that a solid reputation is always a fragile thing.

As time has gone by, you’ve learned that there are lots of creative ways to maximize profit in this tough industry.

But you’ve also learned that CUTTING CORNERS and BREAKING THE LAW just doesn’t make sense.

We want to talk to you about the trend to use chelated iron in the natural lawn care pesticide choices you offer your clients.

Chelated iron for weed control was developed by and is patented by Neudorff.

And, you’d know the product as Fiesta.

By the way, we’re not here to sell you Fiesta.

The brand is out there.

The customers are starting to ask for it.

And the results are a matter of record.


The issue is this  …

KNOCK-OFFS, lower-quality chelated iron added to a number of different mixes are now being seen in the market-place.

Businesses who buy those products and re-sell them to their customers are BREAKING THE LAW  …

…  giving customers SUB-STANDARD ILLEGAL PRODUCT, and RISKING THEIR REP if they get caught.

Some businesses are telling their customers they’re getting Fiesta, even putting up lawn signs that say Fiesta, but they’re substituting the ILLEGAL product in their sprayers  …

…  and risking FRAUD CHARGES  …

…  and a LETHAL BLOW to their reputation.

If you’re going the chelated iron route, DON’T ROLL THE DICE.

Tell your customers you’re offering THE industry standard low-risk weed control agent.

And call it by name.  Fiesta.

Which just makes sense.  For more information, visit our site.



Founded by Wilhelm Neudorff in 1854, W. Neudorff GmbH KG originally developed a range of bath salts, tinctures, ointments and cosmetics before becoming one of the first German companies to produce pesticides and animal care products.

In 1959, the company was purchased by Rudolf Lohmann, and a whole new range of products was developed and manufactured as demand for environmentally-friendly products rapidly increased.

Since then, Neudorff’s corporate focus has been on low environmental impact pesticides, fertilizers, composting products, products to enhance plants and improve the soil, and beneficial insects and mites.

In addition to products for professional applicators, Neudorff offers a comprehensive line for home gardeners.

Neudorff has its administration and production headquarters in Emmerthal, Germany, with further production facilities in Luneburg.

These facilities, together with field trial areas, greenhouses and a modern experimental gardening center in Aerzen, manufacture plant protection products for the international market.

The company has a holistic approach to protecting the environment and its resources, which is evident in its power management.

An on-site, efficient, state-of-the-art, hydroelectric turbine is responsible for producing enough electricity to keep all the machines operating, with enough to sell as surplus.



According to Neudorff  …

Fiesta® Lawn Weed Killer is a selective, broadleaf weed killer that leaves turf healthy and weed-free using a specially formulated iron chelate solution.

Fiesta® works quickly, delivering visible same-day results, even in cool weather.

And since Fiesta® is made from iron, it has no unpleasant odor during or after application, and people and pets can re-enter the treated area once the spray is dry.

Suitable for broadcast application or spot treatment, Fiesta® is a versatile, patented product that will help grass look its best, even in many pesticide restricted areas such as parks, golf courses, cemeteries, sports fields, and playgrounds.

This product is ideal for lawn care where pesticide bans exist.


For the original copy of this Force Of Nature Report, go to the following link  …


For even more information on VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW, go to the following web-page  …


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