Weed Control for Everyone in Ariz

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ArizPestWeed, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
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    In Arizona , they are gonna legalize herbicide use to everyone , except those who offer weed control as the only thing they do , all others , landscapers , maintenance people ,lot boys at car dealerships , anyone will be able to use it , no licenses needed .
    That's gonna screw me out of a lot of money.
    Does anyone else in any other states have this problem or is it against the law to use herbicide without a license ?????
     
  2. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
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    sorry to hear that. Here in Maine I anticipate it getting more strict, not less. Call and complain...
     
  3. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    Buy a lawn mower and cut your neighbors lawn for 10 bucks and now you are a landscaper....:hammerhead:
     
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    That's a violation of Fed. law (FIFRA). I doubt it will stand.
     
  5. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
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    This is for non-restricted use herbicides only.Same stuff a homeowner can buy at Lowes.
    What happened is two landscapers were fined for not having their pesticide license while spraying Round-Up.They fought the fine and the state judge found the law as unconstitutional.In other words,if a homeowner can spray it,so can an LCO.As an advocate of states rights,I see nothing wrong with the state itself making this decision.Kinda like each state having its own laws regarding landscaping.Some need certification,some don't.
     
  6. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here in KS it is legal to everyone.


    Companies are required to have certification ONLY if you charge for applications.

    Alot of people get around that by inlcluding weed control and other applications in the price of their mowing and that way they arent singling out applications.

    I know I didnt explain that well :hammerhead:
     
  7. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I remember reading in the paper about the 2 or so companies that were caught and were fighting it .
    Did not know the rest , how is it you know so much ?
     
  8. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
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    It is still in process not voted on yet Alca and our lobbyist is against it but because of some other things. The simple fact is that people who are operating illegally continued to spray dispite the law while law abiding citizens like myself stopped. So I could get someone in to spray weeds but I could find no one that would spray for garden pests, like spider mites, psylliads, grubs and the like. I don't blame anyone there is probably no money in it. The "gardeners clause" does need to be reinstated. If it is an existing client and the treatment is incidental to the overall project/contract, and the products are available over the counter. That is the gist of the old gardeners clause as it was prior to new legislation about 5 years ago.
     
  9. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
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    I read green industry related articles.
     
  10. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
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    Nick are you autistic? What else? Surely there is more.
     

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