Originally Posted by CHEESE2009
I don't understand why you'd need a permit for fertilizer. Someone fill me in!
in a nutshell it is all about the money and if you make a living off of something the state and government wants a peice of it.
sure you have to exibit some knowledge to get a license but at the same time any homeowner can go out and by a product and freely apply it to his property without any repercussions.
in my state it won't be long before you need a license to wipe your a z z and one of the more recent jokes of a license is the new jersey home improvement contractors license.
all you need is to be a registered business and have insurance and a $150.00 per year and viola, your licensed.
you don't even have to know what you are doing or even prove you do just a registered business, insurance and pay the man.
they figured we have over a couple hundred thousand contactors in this state and if they can bag us all $150.00 each year they can drum a extra 25 mil each year.
on top of always needing a spray license for lawns and a seperate license for trees ( 3A & 3B ) which used to cover fertilization you now need a seperate license for fert.
now instead of me haveing to pay $75.00 per license each year as well as my business applicators license which totaled $300.00 per year now i have to pay a extra $75.00 for the fert license plus if i plant shrubs or put a patio in i need to pay the $150.00 for te contractor license.
i know how to pay $525.00 per year for licenses compared to when i started in 1990 not needing to pay one dime or even needing a license.
go figure, i guess the times are a changing.