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Old 05-05-2009, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen.OwnerInProgress View Post
Does Organic fertilizing require licensing and certification like that of Chemical fertilizing?
It looks like you do
The Nutrient Management Certification Program certifies specialists to prepare and/or review nutrient management plans to determine compliance with the requirements of Act 6. Requirements for certification and program criteria are explained in detail in the Nutrient Management Certification Program regulations found in PA Code Title 7, Chapter 130b. The following information summarizes program requirements.

Nutrient Management (NM) Specialist Categories
Commercial- a person who develops nutrient management plans for another.
Public - a public employee who reviews nutrient management plans, or recommends approval to a conservation district or the State Conservation Commission.
Individual - a person who develops a nutrient management plan for his or her own agricultural operation.

Certification Requirements
All applicants must attend precertification training, scheduled by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) and pass an examination administered by the PDA or its designee.
A Commercial Specialist, in addition to successfully completing precertification training and examination, must prepare three (3) plans which comply with Act 38 requirements. These plans should demonstrate competency in developing plans of a diversified nature.
A Public Specialist, in addition to successfully completing precertification training and examination, must prepare one (1) plan and review two (2) nutrient management plans in compliance with Act 38 requirements. These plans should demonstrate your competency in developing plans of a diversified nature.
An Individual Specialist qualifies for certification after attending precertification training and passing the examination.

Nutrient Management Certification Application
http://panutrientmgmt.cas.psu.edu/appForm.htm

The information came from here http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us/a...p?a=3&q=128257
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