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Old 01-27-2002, 09:16 PM
greensman greensman is offline
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Stopped by the Dept. Of AG

How many of you have been inspected on a jobsite by your dept. of Ag. in your state.

I had my first one a few years ago, the guy was nice just let me know that my invoice needed to be changed or I needed a to write more info down. His paticular take on his job was that if you have a license there's usually you no ticket for you.
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Old 01-27-2002, 09:33 PM
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I had an inspector stop by my house. He said he could'nt catch up with me on the road. He was nice enough. He's buried in the back yard......just kidding!
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Old 01-28-2002, 08:28 PM
Greens Keeper Greens Keeper is offline
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Being Checked

Don't fret it when they pull up. They are only doing their job. Catching up with the honest ones. The ones who aren't are applying at nite or after 5 p.m. The inspector followed the same script that they teach us in continuing Ed instruction. The guy that stoped me was really good about it and I felt good about knowing that they are watching us. From Iowa
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Old 02-03-2002, 08:36 PM
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I've actually had them stop us a number of times over the years, they have always been good about checking over everything and making sure that paperwork is in order. I've always appreciated the fact they are doing a job to mkae our job that much safer and controlling some of the non-licensed applicators from doing things they shouldn't be.
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Old 02-04-2002, 10:09 AM
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What exactly do they check for ? This is my first year doing chemical apps and just want to make sure every thing is in order
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Old 02-07-2002, 06:29 PM
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Why would he check your invoices? Why would that be his business?
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Old 02-07-2002, 07:53 PM
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In our state at least, the invoice must show the chemicals used with EPA number, time started, time ended, quantity used, pest targeted, wind temp and other weather conditions etc
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Old 02-08-2002, 10:44 AM
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The state of Missouri started Operation Greensweep(I think that's what it's called) last summer. If they see a LCO spraying, they will stop him or her and take a sample from the tank. It's then analyzed and if it's not being applied at the label rate or if it's not an approved product that can pull your license immediately. This protects not only the consumer but the legitimate pesticide applicator............Lynn
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Old 02-08-2002, 10:54 AM
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The state of Missouri started Operation Greensweep(I think that's what it's called) last summer. If they see a LCO spraying, they will stop him or her and take a sample from the tank. It's then analyzed and if it's not being applied at the label rate or if it's not an approved product that can pull your license immediately. This protects not only the consumer but the legitimate pesticide applicator............Lynn
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Old 02-13-2002, 12:12 AM
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It seems that the EPA is coming down harder this year, than in previous years.
Operation greensweep is one example another is that they are targeting colleges and universities. I visited my old school the other day and they were getting ready for their inspection. Making sure that all MSDs were in order all of the i's dotted and t's crossed.
After I get my taxes finished up that is my next goal is to double check all my paperwork regarding applications.
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