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Old 12-10-2009, 02:20 PM
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I just signed up for a pest. license class in New Jersey. I've been doing research but I can't find the answer to what I thought was a simple question. I want to be able to fertilize. Does the pesticide license include fertilizing too? Or do I need to go through a completely separate course to get a fertilizing license as well? Or is there no need for a license to fertilize?
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:20 PM
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You will first go through a basic 4 hour safety class, then 2 classes after that to become certified. Yes, you can apply fertilizer. Its funny they dont mention fert. much but this license enables fert, pesticides, etc
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:59 PM
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I just signed up for a pest. license class in New Jersey. I've been doing research but I can't find the answer to what I thought was a simple question. I want to be able to fertilize. Does the pesticide license include fertilizing too? Or do I need to go through a completely separate course to get a fertilizing license as well? Or is there no need for a license to fertilize?
At this point no license is required to apply straight fert in NJ. However if the fert also contains herbicides or insecticides, a license is required. This may change in the not to distant future. There is a bill in committee that would require a license for commercial fertilizer application.

We just finished up 3 days NJ Turf Grass Green Expo in Atlantic City. Put this on your calendar for next year. You will learn a lot, meet leaders in the industry and get CEU's for your license.
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:00 AM
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Some NJ towns are creating their own fertilizer laws and licensing requirements(fees$$$). ex: Roxbury, NJ (http://www.njslom.org/PDF/Agricultur...Fertilizer.pdf) so check with the towns you plan on servicing to avoid fines.
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I just signed up for a pest. license class in New Jersey. I've been doing research but I can't find the answer to what I thought was a simple question. I want to be able to fertilize. Does the pesticide license include fertilizing too? Or do I need to go through a completely separate course to get a fertilizing license as well? Or is there no need for a license to fertilize?


where and when is that class I need to get into one my self
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:08 AM
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http://www.nj.gov/dep/enforcement/pcp/bpo-licensing.htm
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:04 AM
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Some NJ towns are creating their own fertilizer laws and licensing requirements(fees$$$). ex: Roxbury, NJ (http://www.njslom.org/PDF/Agricultur...Fertilizer.pdf) so check with the towns you plan on servicing to avoid fines.
It appears that ordinance was passed in 1996. I wonder if it has ever been enforced?
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I also noticed the date of 1996....not sure if it's enforced. I read in the paper a couple weeks ago that a town close to me (Manahawkin, NJ) is putting together something similar to Roxbury, NJ.
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I also noticed the date of 1996....not sure if it's enforced. I read in the paper a couple weeks ago that a town close to me (Manahawkin, NJ) is putting together something similar to Roxbury, NJ.
Yeah, I know they had a meeting, I'll find out where they stand at this point. The DEP has told municipalites in the Passaic River basin to enact P restrictions. This is going to be a mess if we have to adhere to a quilt work of different regulations in different areas throughout the State.

There is some good info here: http://www.njgic.org/members/legisla...ment/index.php
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