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Old 09-21-2009, 02:15 PM
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Newbie to fertilizer

I would like to start offering fertilizing to my costumers.. but i know nothing about what kind of fertilizer to use at one time.. does any one have any tips or literature they could share as to how to start?
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:38 PM
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Use the Scotts four Step. Or better yet, talk to salesmen at several fert dealers. You will get a lot of information. Also a lot of bull. Its your job to separate the two. Be sure you are familiar with local recommendations from nearby ag colleges.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:23 PM
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I would like to start offering fertilizing to my costumers.. but i know nothing about what kind of fertilizer to use at one time.. does any one have any tips or literature they could share as to how to start?
my suggestions, being that it sounds like your in business, make sure that you can apply fertilizer in your state, or city, with or without an applicators license, some require, some don't.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:26 PM
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I would like to start offering fertilizing to my costumers.. but i know nothing about what kind of fertilizer to use at one time.. does any one have any tips or literature they could share as to how to start?
my suggestions, being that it sounds like your in business, make sure that you can apply fertilizer in your state, or city, with or without an applicators license, some require, some don't. some on this site can probably direct you to were you need to go to find out that info.
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:19 PM
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I believe i found it .. i looked on google.. it says i need a license if the fertilizer contains herbicide or pesticide...
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:33 PM
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I believe i found it .. i looked on google.. it says i need a license if the fertilizer contains herbicide or pesticide...
If the site you found has a number call it and ask. can you put the link up on here? the state rep. that you call should be able to mail you the regulations so you can have a copy on hand.
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:35 AM
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wait maybe i doo.. i found a thread on here
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=35600
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:43 AM
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that thread is five years old reg's could have change by now.
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Old 09-22-2009, 02:40 AM
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I believe i found it .. i looked on google.. it says i need a license if the fertilizer contains herbicide or pesticide...
That's correct.
Most states require a license for pesticide application by anyone in a 'for hire' mode.
More often than not fertilizers by themselves are exempt or grandfathered from this rule.
A common misconstrued grey area is if you buy and apply for-profit dry fertilizers that ALSO contain pesticides like granular 'weed n feeds' or 'fertilizer + grub control'. These are combination products that contain pesticides as well as fertilizer, and thus typically require State licensing to apply.

BTW, ZKS,
A herbicide is a pesticide.
So is an insecticide & a fungicide.
In fact this basic information is part of the study material you'll need to pass the Ohio version of the test (and others, I'm sure!!)
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:25 AM
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Try this:
http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a...=1712&depNav=|
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