Fert License in New Jersey

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by joee0914, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes agree Shovelracer. When you have been around for a while, this becomes more "Transparent".

    This also will have an effect on client turnover, as these fees cause the exp. business person(s) to pass them on to clients that over time may opt to choose another business professional who not yet knows how to set pricing, then cuts corners, which has an effect on the quality of work and yes more "Misapplications". I think education is a "Key" factor, but folks here tend to argue with those with the experience. So they don't have the correct "Attitude" to actually learn from those who have been their before........
     
  2. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
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    again I could give two turds about the fee and the BS...thats life. Its the governing of the fert law, or lack thereof, that is going to gripe my behind. It's going to be just like the pest license, HIC, and all the illegal labor we have now. Simply not enough people to enforce it. The worse part....the only way you are going to get into any type of trouble is if you are licensed because they know how to find you, audit you, and fine you for your mistakes. Meanwhile the johnny come lately's have no way of being tracked and therefore no way to get fined.
     
  3. xclusive

    xclusive LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Absolutely well said!!
     
  4. TJLANDS

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I still have not been contacted by the state with regards to this
    new so called license.

    Has anyone ?

    I have been licensed since 1992
     
  5. xclusive

    xclusive LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They do not contact you. You have to go register here http://profact.rutgers.edu/Pages/default.aspx. Once registered they will e-mail on how proceed with the reading and test.
     
  6. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    come on lets hear your horror story's. all i got to say is that i had questions and
    1. e mailed them
    2. called 7 times and never and only spoke to a person the first time i called left 2 messages and the 5 times the mail box was full.
    this is bullshit!
    a friend took the test and failed and he played a major part in making up the testing material.
     
  7. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I haven't taken the test yet. I found the modules to be informative and may be difficult for a lot of people. I think they did a pretty good job of providing much needed education on fertilization.

    I see that very few people have passed it so far. I'm sure a lot is due to the program not working as well as it should. Rutgers has to take the blame for poor IT development and lack of correcting the problems so many are having.
     
  8. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    I called thursday to see if the class and fertilizer licensing that I have taken in NY would reciprocate to NJ like my NY pesticide license would.....guess who I have not gotten a call back from yet....
     
  9. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    C'mon man! Give them a break, they haven't had time yet to recover from their 3 day holiday weekend. :)
     
  10. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    there is a format problem:

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