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Old 12-18-2011, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by joee0914 View Post
So i stopped by my lesco distributor the other day and got into conversation with one of the guys there. He told me that beginning march 1st 2012 apparently you'll need a license to spread fert in new jersey. This is crazy...pritty soon were gonna need a license just to use a lawn mower...
The law was passed in Jan. 2011. All professional fertilizer applicators must be certified by the State or work under a certified applicator after 40 hours of training. Rutgers is providing an online training course and test.

The law restricts the amount of N applied per application and annual amount. A certain % must be slow release N.
P is only permitted if determined by soil test, or when seeding, or when using certain organic fertilizers.
No fertilizers may be applied between Dec. 1 and March 1.
This law supersedes all local laws regarding fertilizers.

It's really not hard to comply with.

http://www.nj.gov/dep/healthylawnshealthywater/
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