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Licensing In all States!!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by GroundKprs, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,654

    Right, Grassmech, and like you I haven't had the need to use restricted use pesticides. I have had spray services come in for certain fungicide treatments, not because of the type of chemical but rather because of the scale of application - large trees, etc.

    However, regardless of whether the chemical is or is not listed as being restricted, without a pesticides licenses in this state you cannot advertise that you provide this service. Like so many things, there's a hypothetical line where on one side you're legal to use non restricted chemicals without a licenses, but once you advertise - among other things - then you've crossed over that line.

    It's not just that restricted use pesticides will harm the environment, there are many non-restricted pesticides out there that are pretty bad too, especially when not used properly.

    Here is a great website to look up info on any pesticide.
    http://www.pesticideinfo.org/Index.html

    And one to look up labels & MSDS
    http://www.cdms.net/manuf/default.asp
     
  2. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    Thanks for the info. even us old dogs will benifit :waving:
     
  3. kirk brown

    kirk brown LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 164

    not to beat a dead horse, but does anyone know about canadian regulations?
     
  4. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,654

    Wouldn't Canadian regulations vary from one province to another?
     
  5. kirk brown

    kirk brown LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 164

    not sure,but i`m in ontario if anyone knows.
     
  6. sprinklerhead

    sprinklerhead LawnSite Member
    from MI.
    Posts: 92

    I have a ????? We are looking to expand an get into lawn fertilizing. But we have been trying to get info even from the state of mi and that cool link that was at the begining and nothing. I want to know if you have to be licensed? and if you do how do i do it? thanks
     
  7. kyles974

    kyles974 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    yes...have to in MI
     
  8. kyles974

    kyles974 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    Really though.....if you have to ask then you should not be spraying???:confused:
     
  9. LawnNewbee

    LawnNewbee LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I called several county extension offices and the GA Ag Dept. They all say no license required in GA to apply fertilizers. I just posted info today on the site.
     
  10. GardnerLandscaping

    GardnerLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 310

    I've decided to cease application of herbicide or pesticide until I get a license. The not charging for application doesn't seem to be a solid loophole.

    Good to know I can still fertilize. That would suck to be fined for using cow manure, which is technically a fertilizer. It just means I can't use weed-and-feed.
     

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