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dept. of Ag. inspection

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by stumper1620, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    Well, spent several hours being inspected the other day, found out My flags did'nt meet the new requiements, bought them this year preprinted from a sponsor. they don't say Caution on them. Damn, I didn't notice that when I bought them, didn't realize it either until pointed out. now I have a 1000 sticks and worthless posters. inspectors said, take them in and have it added to what ihave left or get new, just don't use anymore of those. ( crap) I can't apply until I correct this. they were happy with my paper work, equipment and storage. minor delema in the mixing pad area. and a few minor changes need to be made on statement of service.
    All in all, I think I came out pretty good, No penalties yet, but, waiting for an Email of findings. then the official stuff in the mail.
    Stress level on high. I hate waiting.:confused: :confused:
  2. Lawnmasters

    Lawnmasters LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    I feel for you Steve, I have a new inspector in my area, she is trying to make a name for herself getting started. I have seen her 6 times this year. Previous inspector didn't come by 6 times in 17 years. All in all though, she has been helpful and I have developed a friendly relationship with her and sicked her on a few unlicensed scabs.
  3. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    I think I'm in good shape, I just wish a cut and dried answer before leaving would have been nice. I hate waiting to see if what I consider minor turns expensive and damaging.
    no matter what, without a straight response on site, it rises the stress level.
  4. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,873

    Use a sharpe. lol
  5. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    Ya, that will get me by for now, I hate the idea of over 500 times doing that.
    but it will work until i can get new. last round anyway. most pest apps. are done, just hit and miss herb and Grub apps now.
  6. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    go to office max and get a stamp made theyre less than 20 bucks.
  7. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    Excellent idea, I will get on that this evening. I'll be near there when me and the wife go to dinner, should only take a miniute to order.
    or maybe I can do that online now, gotta go see.
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Geez oh Pete....THERE'S one of the best ideas - I mean in the aspect that it is so suitable to the problem at hand, that I've heard in a long time! Such a simple solution, and such a great answer (to the whole dilemna).
  9. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    Joe, I could'nt believe that I missed that not being on my postings,
    They have the new layout, the colors, the no entry, the removal time and don't have the caution, I ordered those back in Jan. and didn't really even look them over, just figured I was set for the season, posted with them all year and never noticed:cry: :cry: :cry: they were supposed to meet the latest requirements. apparently not Michigan's.
    Oh, the stamp is ordered in the largest font they can use on them, I think it was a 36, state requires a 39, I figure a sharpie will cure it If I need too, but that should be close enough to get rid of whats left.
    I mean they didn't measure the font. think they will be able to tell?
  10. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    Drives me nuts when the state comes to inspect us. Usually they show up at the office and then call or wait till I come in. Everything is in order but they spend tooooo much time on paperwork...get out! go catch someone unlicensed doing an app. go stop a landscaper with round up...

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