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Old 12-17-2011, 10:59 PM
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Fert License in New Jersey

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...
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:43 PM
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we have to have a fert license in Oklahoma.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:16 AM
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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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Old 12-18-2011, 08:29 AM
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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/
Im not saying its hard to comply with... they just keep adding licenses for everything now
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:44 AM
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Im not saying its hard to comply with... they just keep adding licenses for everything now
That's nothing new.
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:18 AM
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The unfortunate thing is that the state can't regulate all the unlicensed contractors applying pesticides let alone straight fertilizer.
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:26 AM
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The unfortunate thing is that the state can't regulate all the unlicensed contractors applying pesticides let alone straight fertilizer.
Same here in FL. Fert only license is easy to get. Enforcement is tough but god help you if they do catch you. The state will ring that register and you will be out of business and forever on the radar.
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:38 AM
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The unfortunate thing is that the state can't regulate all the unlicensed contractors applying pesticides let alone straight fertilizer.
That is very true, the NJ DEP has made it clear that they will not be enforcing this law as no funding to do so was approved.
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:06 AM
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In my area of North Central Oklahoma you had better have a license. I have heard that the person in charge of checking for people applying fertilizeris like a "dog hunting a bone". Once she gets wind of someone she is relentless about following up on them. And if by chance you don't have a license she WILL throw the book at you with hesitation.
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