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Fert License in New Jersey

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by joee0914, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,887

    That is absolutely the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of.
  2. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    Wait till u view the site. Its going to take u 4 hrs to read the pages b4 u can take the test. I can't sit in front of a computer that long!
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  3. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,887

    I've timed out right now as far as sitting in front of the computer. Nothing annoys me more than trying to do the right thing from the beginning, only to have somebody change
    "the right thing" in the middle of the program.
  4. Lefet2

    Lefet2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I agree!!!
  5. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,887

    So does this mean that insurance is going to be required also?
  6. Lefet2

    Lefet2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    So lets see $80 for pesticide applicators license, $150 for the commercial business applicators license, and $75 to train and license me for fert that's $305.That Then the customer says "you know Lawn Doctor will do it for 5 cents an application why cant you"?
  7. Lefet2

    Lefet2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    Forgot that does not include the cost for the core class and the 3B and 3A class!
  8. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,751

    and t/g will do it for 4 cents,

    and then add to my location on the NJ border and need to service NY and NJ where you can take all those fees and add $100 for the applicator and $200 for the business and if I recall it was $50 for the fertilizer plus the recertification for the applicator license.

    It boils down to just another tax on the legit business owner, I keep calling for them to chase down the illegals but alas, they came right out and said that I am easier to find, they can go thru my records and storage and truck and they would need to catch the illegal red handed in the act. I will have to pay the fines or lose my license and the illegal wont ever pay because they dont have any recourse.

    Pisses me off because if someone robbed a house and they didnt catch them in the act they would do some investigation to find the perp. Basically, the unlicensed guy is stealing from me and the NY DEC POLICE will not investigate, only try to catch them in the act if they are close enough to get there in time.

    I called 6 times this past summer and they did not investigate once, matter of fact they did not even return my last 2 calls. But a disgruntled customer that I fired called and claimed I didnt give a full label to her for the applications that she didnt pay for....boy they were on MY sh!t fast.....

    Rant over, ,,,, maybe, this crap pisses me off bad.
  9. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,887

    Sometimes, rants are necessary. This really got me sick to my stomach from the stress and aggravation. No joke, had to stop at CVS while just out to get a bottle of Maalox and Tums.
    ANYHOW. I think I'm going to to do the same thing. I'm going to take pictures and report. But I'm going to take it a step further. I'm going to take the time to educate the applicator, (thereby letting them know I'm going to report them), and I'm going to inform the homeowner. If they're not there, I'm going to leave a "letter of intent" I'll call it for now, letting them know what the deal is. Not going to leave a business card with the homeowner, no way going to solicate business, (they'll see it on the truck anyway), just going to educate.

    I won't do anything behind somebody's back that I won't do to their face.
  10. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,887

    My other question would be, what committee or organization should we consider becoming part of that would represent our portion of the program. I don't believe in just complaining, and not becoming a part of solution.

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