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missouri department of agriculture

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by JKOOPERS, Apr 18, 2007.


    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    well they paid me a visit today . somebody reported me for advertising weed control on my website.
  2. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    I take it you aren't licensed? What did they have to say?

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    nothing at all i dont do it. i sub it out to a guy thats is licensed, it turns out he knows the guy personally i sub all my chemical work to
  4. mslawn

    mslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from LA
    Messages: 483

    The way it is worded on your website sounds like you are the one applying. How can you even sub if you are not licensed? I for one think they should have popped a fine on you. I carry the licenses and insurance and I for one know the cost involved in doing weed control legally. The majority of the LMO's (Lawn Mowing Operators) are toting their bags of weed and feed all around and applying it illegally and will never be fined, because of the lack of enforcement. I can guarantee you I would never sub for a LMO, they can refer me and I will be glad to take care of the client, leaving out the LMO. I would say a LCO is someone who is licensed to correctly maintain a lawn and landscape.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    well i am not , i have insurance too buddy. well why dont you start reporting them? well i can tell you this the guy that i sub mine out too also does most of brickmans work here in st. louis . i am providing my cleints with a one stop shop that most of them want. by the way mslawn the guy that came by called the main office while i was standing next to him and he asked about me subbing in out. they told him its totally legal here, as long as i am not using pesticides which i am not.
  6. maelawncare

    maelawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    hey dont feel bad buddy, they did it to me as well. :D but once i got done talking with the guy, decided i should. i guess he talked me into it. now im licensed :D
  7. motoguy

    motoguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    Glad to hear the Mo Dept of Ag is doing their job, and checking out possible illegal applicators. Glad to hear you're doing it the right way, too. Sounds like a good story all the way around.

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