look at sarasota, fl.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bug-guy, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
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    you should join cpco this has been going on for years and theyre winning. There are counties in fla that you are not allowed to have fert on your truck unless it is 100% scu. There are also NEW fert app "suggestions" getting ready to go into effect. I believe it is 3/4 lb n per 1000 now. And of course we have all noticed (in fla) that they took out the phos. out of the ferts...
     
  3. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good deal, an ordinance that finally makes sense. Good luck enforcing it.
     
  4. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
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    why did they take phos. out of ferts down here?
     
  5. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    it's not the 2 or less phosphates that been happening all around here as well as slow release N over all chem but no apps from july thru sept of fert and this wipes out all liquid fert apps(which alot of guys do here) in between gran w/insecticide . but there is also added training on top of what the state requires for applicators
     
  6. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
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    there really is no reason that N or P needs to be applied in the heat of summer.
    Potash is a great alternative for drought resistance and liquid Iron or better yet
    a micro mix is the traditional apps instead of N in summer. I believe cpco is still combating these laws. The problem comes with this fert issue. Code enforcement is not legally allowed to stop you for pesticide issues, that is dacs.
    However fert isnt regulated by ch 482 and 487.
     
  7. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Most of this is probably to help prevent or lessen red tide and algae blooms associated with high levels of N and P in runoff water that gets dumped into the gulf.
     

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