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Old 12-12-2009, 09:28 AM
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Can anyone explain the rules or regulations to spread or spray in PA

I am not an appliator but ofter consider what it would require to spray and spread for commercial and residential customers in PA. I hear different takes and views on this for licenses and certifications. I do mostly mowing, trimming and landscaping. Thanks
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:30 AM
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Just noticed spelling. Sorry, two year old was crawling on me while typing. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:37 AM
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Read this till your hearts content.

http://www.pested.psu.edu/applicator...brochure.shtml
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:27 AM
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Ok will do thanks
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:24 PM
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I am going for my core / lawn and turf exam next week. You need to be certified as a pesticide applicator if you intend to use any herbicides or pesticides when you are fertilizing. Straight fertilizer application does not require a certification, but if your intentions are to "weed" and feed you need to be certified. I have had a lot of people ask me to provide a fertlizing service for them. Until this year I passed on these opportunities. I guess you can't be too diverse in this business. For the cost of the exam materials, and the time spent studying, it should pay off within a year if I get any business at all.
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:00 PM
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Bowbender. That is what I always believed to be true. Yes. I passed on the opportunities when asked because I am not certified and did not what to take any chances. Where are you taking the test? Thanks for input and good luck with the test.
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Old 12-12-2009, 05:04 PM
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Taking the test in Gibsonia on Thursday. Thanks for the good luck wish. I am sure I will need it. The test is 3 hours long. There is a tremendous amount of material to digest. The core test is closed book, but the lawn and turf is an open book test.
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:17 PM
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Just be sure to read all the material at least once. When taking the test, if you get to a question that you don't remember reading the answer anywhere just skip it and come back to it. Better to skip a question or two than get all caught up trying to find the answer. Also, don't get caught up in the time limit. Relax and you will do fine. Good Luck!
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:52 PM
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Thanks Keystone! I have been studying my butt off. I am fairly confident that I will do OK, but I am still a little concerned. I will take your advice and try and chill a little. Is the practice exam anything like the real one? I did well on it, but I heard they throw in some trick questions on the real exam.
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:23 PM
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The practice exam seemed a little easier than the actual exam. It's not that they throw in a trick question, just one that a few questions may be very hard to find the answer. I will say there have been a few questions on some of the exams that didnt have the right answer! The moderator said they were typos and not meant to be that way.
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