View Full Version : Pesticide and Fertilizing reading

11-19-2002, 11:52 PM
I realize there is a ton of good info on this site, but I don't always have access to a computer. Can you all recomend some text books or other material to study up on application and use of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. Also what other things do I need to consider (liscense,fees etc...),before offering these services to the public.

11-20-2002, 10:17 AM
i remember getting an agronomic guide, from lebanon i think... if i remember correctly it was really good. different fertilizer manufatures have information on a multitude of products, start with them.

11-20-2002, 10:25 AM

For the question of licensing, check with your state dept. of ag for the rules.

cutting edge
11-22-2002, 09:19 AM
Go to your local extension office, they have a lot of publications for free. They also have order forms for books that you can buy.

You will need to take a test to get an applicator's license. Once you pass that you will have to apply for a commercial applicator's license, this requires proof of insurance.

Let me know if you want more specific info.


11-26-2002, 10:27 AM
go to gndsigns.com and they have some videos called lawnlore they will help

11-26-2002, 10:53 AM
When you call the county ext. to get your license info, they will send you several books to study with, the kit is free here.