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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by deltascapes, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. deltascapes

    deltascapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    it as many illegal sprayers where you are?
  2. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,600

    Yes. Lots. They do get caught and it is up to $10k PER violation.
  3. deltascapes

    deltascapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    they dont get caught here the guys dont even try to hide i have even turned them into the plant board and talked to the co missioner of agriculture they are killing me with there prices

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    GOTTA HATE THAT you pay to play and the others dont
  5. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    Do you think it's intentional, or due to ignorance?

    Oregon has a bit of a loophole. If the pesticides are not resticted, and use is as little as 5% or so of the workload, and no motorized equipment, it requires no license, as long as it's not advertised for.

    I was told that the loophole tightened slightly last year, but on the worst group to target. Apparently, licensed landscape contractors - who are heavily tested in landscaping, must get a license.

    But the lawn and landscape maintenance providers without requirement for a license, bond or insurance, squeezed under the radar on that one.

    It's been a bit rediculous to have that area left open for years like a wound.

    If anyone in Oregon knows a bit more on this, I'd like to hear about it. My last major update was a college pesticides class two years ago. But I don't apply commercially. I just like to stay updated every now and then.

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