NJ licensing

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by MikeTA95, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. MikeTA95

    MikeTA95 LawnSite Member
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    I just signed up for a pest. license class in New Jersey. I've been doing research but I can't find the answer to what I thought was a simple question. I want to be able to fertilize. Does the pesticide license include fertilizing too? Or do I need to go through a completely separate course to get a fertilizing license as well? Or is there no need for a license to fertilize?
     
  2. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You will first go through a basic 4 hour safety class, then 2 classes after that to become certified. Yes, you can apply fertilizer. Its funny they dont mention fert. much but this license enables fert, pesticides, etc
     
  3. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    At this point no license is required to apply straight fert in NJ. However if the fert also contains herbicides or insecticides, a license is required. This may change in the not to distant future. There is a bill in committee that would require a license for commercial fertilizer application.

    We just finished up 3 days NJ Turf Grass Green Expo in Atlantic City. Put this on your calendar for next year. You will learn a lot, meet leaders in the industry and get CEU's for your license.
     
  4. mike174

    mike174 LawnSite Member
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  5. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    where and when is that class I need to get into one my self
     
  6. MikeTA95

    MikeTA95 LawnSite Member
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  7. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    It appears that ordinance was passed in 1996. I wonder if it has ever been enforced?
     
  8. mike174

    mike174 LawnSite Member
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    I also noticed the date of 1996....not sure if it's enforced. I read in the paper a couple weeks ago that a town close to me (Manahawkin, NJ) is putting together something similar to Roxbury, NJ.
     
  9. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  10. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yeah, I know they had a meeting, I'll find out where they stand at this point. The DEP has told municipalites in the Passaic River basin to enact P restrictions. This is going to be a mess if we have to adhere to a quilt work of different regulations in different areas throughout the State.

    There is some good info here: http://www.njgic.org/members/legislative/nutrient-management/index.php
     

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