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Old 03-19-2013, 11:49 AM
Davids Lawncare Davids Lawncare is offline
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Optaining Pesticide License in Virginia

I looking into optaining my pesticide license in VA. Where do i start and what license do I need ? Im looking to apply, fert, roundup,post and pre emergents in beds and turf.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:13 PM
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You missed your window for the fertilizer license. You either have to travel or wait till the certification course comes back to Virginia Beach or somewhere close. Contact the Virginia Turfgrass Council. 464-1004 If Tom is in he'll let you know.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:42 PM
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you can call Anton at 406-2502 he is the VDACS man in our area he will help you get started on what you need to do for pesticides and also call Tom at Virginia Turfgrass Council like dKoester said for Fertilizer certification.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:34 PM
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Will do thanks guys.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:08 AM
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You guys have to do coursework to get a Fert license?
If so, what about every other tom, dick, and harry homeowner out there who can just pitch fert with no lic?
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:22 PM
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This all started here because of some company in Fairfax county decided to throw fertilizer into the street and not blow it back into the lawn. Well a Senator got mad and went home and wrote up a bill and we have to be certified. It knocked a lot of joe shmoes out of the competition and all they do now is mow. But guess what Natural Lawn of America today did the exact same thing today that the company in Fairfax did. It was all out in the street. So I mowed the grass and blew it back into the lawn because I believe in being a professional and not a hazard to the environment.

As for homeowners i don't know. In Virginia last year farmers bought 90% of the fertilizer. They are not being penalized because they have a bigger lobby. Its also funded well.
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