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10-02-2000, 12:21 AM
Does any one know if you must have a license to use in tenn?or ga.?
10-02-2000, 11:11 AM
Yes, You must be Licensed, Chartered, Insured and Bonded in Tennessee.
Greg Pierce, CTP
10-02-2000, 09:00 PM
Well. i got one more question? why does lesco sell these prouducts to any one who isn't licesened to put it down? does this also include granular ferts? of just liquid ?
10-06-2000, 11:52 AM
Lesco may be breaking the law if they sell to unlicenced applicators. If this is a concern, check with the regulating body for this in your area.
I have never seen a commercial grade 'weed and feed' type product, whether liquid or granular. It is only stand alone pesticides that are made differently. In Canada, pesticides are grouped into categories:
Restricted - Licence required by all applicators, and to purchase.
Commercial, Ag, Industrial - Licence required to purchase, unlicenced assistants may apply with supervision.
Domestic - Anyone can purchase for home use.
The domestic mixes are usually about one tenth the concentration of the commercial.
Hope this answers your questions.
10-06-2000, 04:56 PM
THE FEDERAL PESTICIDE LAW STATES THAT IF A PESTICIDE"INSECTICIDE,HERBICIDE OR FUNGICIDE" IS APPLIED FOR
MONETARY PAYMENT YOU MUST BE LICENSED AND INSURED. YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO RECEIVE A PESTICIDE LICENSE UNTIL YOU HAVE THE PROPER INSURANCE DOCUMENTS. IF YOU ARE APPLING PESTICIDES WITH OUT A LICENSE AND INSURANCE SHAME ON YOU AND HOPE YOU DO NOT GET BUSTED.
10-07-2000, 09:55 AM
In NY anyone can buy any pesticide as long as its not restricted use,anyone can legally apply any pesticide (other than restricted use) to there own residential property (or those they lease)legally,without a license.Any other application (other than agricultural)is considered commercial and requires a license.The problem is when lawn care companys apply pesticides to customers propertys,then you have a problem if your caught,or if your tri-mec kills the neighbors flowers-then you have a BIG problem,and will likely be out of business if they call the DEC.They frown upon illegal applications and drift from target,for obvious reasons.
10-10-2000, 11:22 AM
Tennessee's Pesticide law is similar to NY. Anyone can by a pesticide as long as it isn't a restricted use, you must be Certified, not licensed to buy restricted use. After you have bought this pesticide you can apply it to your own lawn with no problem, apply it to another's property and you must be licensed. Actually, you could just be certified and apply it as long as who you work for is licensed, chartered, insured and bonded. Fertilizer anyone can apply to anyone. Lesco sells to anyone who will buy, on unrestricted chemicals. Restricted they must have your certification number on file.
Greg Pierce, CTP
10-10-2000, 05:12 PM
thanks gary .but still one more question.what is restricted an un restricted?say for instance.pre-m weed an feed with momentume momentume liquid ,3way ester are they restricted?
10-11-2000, 01:39 AM
None of those are RUP: Restricted Use Pesticides. Actually there are very few RUP you ever encounter in lawn care.
If it's for your own lawn, buy/apply as you wish.
If it's your business, play by the rules.
Lesco has no responsibility to police applications, only sell products and give "advise".
10-21-2000, 12:00 AM
Most states you have to be licenced in herbicides and pestisides applications, fertilizing only in some states can be done with no licence.
Vandora Lawn & Landscape
10-29-2000, 05:29 PM
What are some examples of restricted use pesticides?
10-29-2000, 06:38 PM
In New Hampshire, any one using "Restricted" pesticides must be certified and licienced by the state requiring 5 year's of supervised experience under someone who is alrealy certified, if you have a degree you are only required to have 3 yr's experience and then you must pass the exam as well as attend lectures, talks etc to maintain so many required credits to maintain your certification.
There are 2 classifications, "Private/Residential"-use of restricted pesticides to produce agricultural commodities or to be used on own property or rented property by himself or employee, and "Commercial"-any applicator applying pesticides except as defined in private/residental application of pesticides. There are 10 diffrent commercial categories for commercial applicators. Ag pest, Forest pest, ornamental & turf, seed treatment, aquatic pest , right of way, industrial-institutional-structural and health, public health pest and regulatory pest control.
Most landscapers are categorized in ornamental & turf control. Very difficult to become commercially licenced here in NH, but required to apply. I use a comercial contractor who is licenced that way I am not liable for any thing and it is much easier and a lot less headache
10-31-2000, 06:41 PM
Restricted use pesticides in Maryland, can only be sold and applied by licensed and insured applicator who has met the minimum educational requirements. Restricted use pesticides may include products where active ingredient contains carbamates and/or organophosphates. I bet there are many others out there that I don't know about.
While it may not seem like a big deal to spray a little Roundup, in Maryland, it not worth the fines and penalties. The first offense is $2,500 and up to one year in jail. Subsequent offenses start at $5,000 and jail time.
And, God forbid a pesticide spill on a public access road, not only will the MD Dept of Agriculture fine you, then the Dept of Transportaion, EPA, the folks that run the Reclamation and Recovery Act are now in your business, too. Oh yeah, if you or one of your helpers become sick from cleaning a spill, OSHA is then involved. Not a pretty financial situation to be in.
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