[Market-farming] spinach and aphids conflicting methods?

jay sleichter jaysleichter at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 15 12:21:52 EDT 2009

That is what I thought and I don't use restricted use pesticides or herbicides.  If I did, I have probably over 10 friends and family who have those licenses to help me out, if I need them too.


--- On Thu, 10/15/09, Willie McKemie <mf at austinfarm.org> wrote:

From: Willie McKemie <mf at austinfarm.org>
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] spinach and aphids conflicting methods?
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009, 11:14 AM

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 08:33:15AM -0700, jay sleichter wrote:
> I was unaware of a private applicators license needed to apply pesticides to spray for market.? I see that one as a hard one to enforce.? I follow all label directions and harvest requirements.? I usually, never, spray anything.

States issue the licenses, so it varies somewhat.  I guess.  In Texas, 
a license is required to buy "restricted use" chemicals and then that 
license holder is responsible for supervising the use of the chemical.

If you think there is ANY possibility of needing to use a restricted 
use chemical, it is a good idea to get your license.  Alternately, you 
can identify a licensed neighbor who is willing to buy the chemical for 
you and then supervise your use of it.

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