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Old 03-14-2012, 08:09 AM
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Where did u see 4300 applicants?
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:17 AM
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i noticed that there are not that many that have passed the test. I was wondering where everybody was? It's only because of lawnsite that we found out about it. We were just talking about the same thing if venders were required to look for licencing that would force everybody to do the right thing. But then again they would lose alot of money! The non-licenced would go to Home depot or Lowes instead.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:21 AM
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Vendors are not required to check for certification.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:37 AM
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Not applicants, licensed pesticide applicators .

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:00 AM
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just report every last person you see applying without a license...the state is broke...they want the easy money.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:10 PM
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Nobody is enforcing this "law"
There are several companies in my area, Jackson, that do between them over
500 lawns for fertilization etc.
They do not have the license and have already done their
entire first round.
A couple of them are even advertising in print a six step fertilizer program
that exceeds the new maximum allowed nitrogen .... by alot.

Nothing will happen
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:19 PM
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Nobody is enforcing this "law"
There are several companies in my area, Jackson, that do between them over
500 lawns for fertilization etc.
They do not have the license and have already done their
entire first round.
A couple of them are even advertising in print a six step fertilizer program
that exceeds the new maximum allowed nitrogen .... by alot.

Nothing will happen
Just curious how you assume they are over the total N limit? Adding more services with less product is simple business sense. They are making money on service fee not product. This is why national companies are known for 30 step programs. OK maybe not 30, but the guy is there every 2 weeks for this or that. Actual fertilizer applied 4-5 times max. I'd bet actual N amounts under 3lbs. We are 5 step with optional 2 add ons and have great results in the 2-3 lb range on established lawns.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:52 PM
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Just curious how you assume they are over the total N limit? Adding more services with less product is simple business sense. They are making money on service fee not product. This is why national companies are known for 30 step programs. OK maybe not 30, but the guy is there every 2 weeks for this or that. Actual fertilizer applied 4-5 times max. I'd bet actual N amounts under 3lbs. We are 5 step with optional 2 add ons and have great results in the 2-3 lb range on established lawns.
I am not assuming anything, one of the "techs" used to work for me.
He still doesn't have a clue.
And they take care of a friends house, a good friend.
I always keep up with my competition. that's just me.
Now they all might change the program, but as of now it is 6 apps of Fert
and a total of 8 sceduled visits.(plus service calls)
Now even if the argument above is mute, they still do not have the fertilizer
license.
That was my main point.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:53 PM
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Just received a letter from The DEP beginning Dear Pesticide applicator...........


It is a letter informing us that there is a "Fertilizer" License needed IF you apply fert to Lawns along with "Pesticides".....


So they are helping spread the word now about Profact.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:57 PM
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I gave up last year on fert and chemicals I sub them all out now. I DO KNOW in Salem county they enforce all the time. Ive been stopped multi times in the last 5 yrs as recent as 2 weeks ago I was spreading lime and an agent came up to see what I was doing, I had to sign the form knowing that im not allowed to do pesticides and such. I used to have the license till last yr but its too much with the ins rider for chemicals and the headaches from the customers who want a miracle I just sub out to Superlawns now. They do a great job around here
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