Fert License in New Jersey

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

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    Where did u see 4300 applicants?
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  2. Lefet2

    Lefet2 LawnSite Member
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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.
     
  3. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Vendors are not required to check for certification.
     
  4. TJLANDS

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not applicants, licensed pesticide applicators .

    Reg Louey, former DEP enforcement agent, and
    recertification teacher
     
  5. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
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    just report every last person you see applying without a license...the state is broke...they want the easy money.
     
  6. TJLANDS

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
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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
     
  7. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
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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.
     
  8. TJLANDS

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.
     
  9. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
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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.
     
  10. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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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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