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Licensing In all States!!

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

  1. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697


    Merit (Imidicloprid) is not a RUP. It carries the "Caution" designation and is labeled by the EPA as a general use pesticide.:clapping:
     
  2. Newby08

    Newby08 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 277

    I just took the general standards today with out the DVD and passed. What a relief. Now I'm on to the Turf and Ornamental. I'm only doing one at a time so I can focus and hopefully retain a lot of this stuff. I'll be checking out that DVD for the next test though. I appreciate the heads up.
     
  3. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448

    FIFRA allows for states, and states allow for counties to restrict pesticides beyond the EPA guidleines.... and Merit is RUP on Long Island. Nassau and Suffolk counties. :nono: Perhaps I did not make that clear earlier? Then my bad... yes Merit is not RUP as per the EPA.
     
  4. Newby08

    Newby08 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 277

    Nassau... I need a vacation.
     
  5. lot0210

    lot0210 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 106

    I live in OH. and I wounder do I need experience to get my pesticide license?

    lot
     
  6. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448


    Why wonder? Click on the link in the first post and find out.
     
  7. lawnworkseb

    lawnworkseb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    I am new to this site ,you have great information. needing info on the pesticides and class 5 testing in Arkansas, I have the materials, just wanted pointers on the test. thanks!
     
  8. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    My apologies. I didn't realize NY was part of Canada.

    Seriously, if you folks have allowed your locals to ban a pesticide such as Merit, then you might as well give up the rest. When the Emerald Ash Borer comes to NY (and it will), you will be praying for Merit.
     
  9. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448


    You have some difficulty with comprehension? It's RUP, not prohibited. Do you understand the difference? It showed up in the aquifer system 3 1/2 years after it was introduced. A combination of over use, over application, a high desnity of surburban lawns and a sandy loam soil that leaches quickly. I'm glad the home owners can't get it anymore. I wish more stuff was RUP.
     
  10. lot0210

    lot0210 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 106

    Gee whity never thought of that:dizzy:
    I already did that and I didn't see anything that said I needed exp but was just double checking , But I shoulda known that I would get a reply from a smart a$$ thanks anyway.
     

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