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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by deltascapes, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. deltascapes

    deltascapes LawnSite Member
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    it as many illegal sprayers where you are?
     
  2. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,357

    Yes. Lots. They do get caught and it is up to $10k PER violation.
     
  3. deltascapes

    deltascapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 123

    they dont get caught here the guys dont even try to hide i have even turned them into the plant board and talked to the co missioner of agriculture they are killing me with there prices
     
  4. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    GOTTA HATE THAT you pay to play and the others dont
     
  5. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,946

    Do you think it's intentional, or due to ignorance?

    Oregon has a bit of a loophole. If the pesticides are not resticted, and use is as little as 5% or so of the workload, and no motorized equipment, it requires no license, as long as it's not advertised for.

    I was told that the loophole tightened slightly last year, but on the worst group to target. Apparently, licensed landscape contractors - who are heavily tested in landscaping, must get a license.

    But the lawn and landscape maintenance providers without requirement for a license, bond or insurance, squeezed under the radar on that one.

    It's been a bit rediculous to have that area left open for years like a wound.

    If anyone in Oregon knows a bit more on this, I'd like to hear about it. My last major update was a college pesticides class two years ago. But I don't apply commercially. I just like to stay updated every now and then.
     

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