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Old 02-15-2003, 10:14 PM
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How to become licensed in applying fertilizer??

Hey Lawn Care people, Im just wondering where and what and if there is a test to pass before becoming certified or licensed in fertilizing. I live in wisconsin and I dont know how to go about this so please please help me out!!! SCOTTS LAWNSERVICE IS A RIP OFF AND IM NOT PUTTING UP WITH IT!!!!! They gave me a bid for 2 different sites that are approximently the same size and one was 137 and the other was 232!! How did they get these numbers???????
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Old 02-15-2003, 10:46 PM
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In NC we have to take a 2 day course on pesticide safety and application. Then we take a 100 question exam to become certified. If you pass the exam you recieve your pesticide license. Also you have 5 years to get 10 credit hours to stay certified. If you dont get your hours you have to go to school again and do the exam again. The people who give the exam is the Dept of Agriculture in NC. You should find the website for your state. Usually they will have all clases and dates posted. You just pick one close to you.

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Old 02-15-2003, 11:30 PM
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<a href="http://ace.orst.edu/info/npic/state1.htm">State Pesticide Regulatory Agencies</a> is a directory of all state pesticide regulatory agencies, most with web sites noted.

<a href="http://www.reeusda.gov/pestmgt/psep/pest.htm">State Pesticide Safety Education Program Directory</a> is a directory of all state pesticide educational offices.
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Old 02-15-2003, 11:39 PM
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Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Soon to be Wisconsin Department of Agriculture. Trade and Consumer Protection will be seperated and have their own department.

Anyways, call this number and ask for Brian Swingle. He is in charge of it and will give you all the answers. 1-608-224-4551
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Old 02-16-2003, 08:07 PM
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Here in Michigan, you have to get a certification, and work under someone licensed for two years before you are actually qualified for a license. It is possible that you can hire someone with a license, and that can be applicable to your business. Bear in mind, there is a vast difference being certified, and being licensed.
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Old 02-16-2003, 09:24 PM
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Here ya go,

Get some training
http://ipcm.wisc.edu/pat/

Get certified
http://www.wisconsin.gov/state/app/l...15212523897143

Get the business licence
http://www.wisconsin.gov/state/app/l...15212561758979

Get some insurance.
You are on your own here.

Get some customers.

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Old 02-16-2003, 11:48 PM
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Im only looking to be Fertilizer CERTIFIED not Pesticide
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Old 02-17-2003, 12:16 AM
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You don't need a license for just a straight fertilizer. You need it for any pesticide (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, acaricides, piscicides, and rodenticides). Without any type of weed control abilities you might as well not even enter the playing field. Putting down a straight fertilizer is not going to get the customers turf where they want it. Not in the beginning at least. Once you establish a healthy stand of turf, that will help in the control of weeds, but there may still be the need for some weed control at some time. Also, you cannot even spray roundup in mulch beds without a license in Wisconsin. I strongly suggest getting licensed or sub it out.
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Old 02-17-2003, 01:02 AM
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Thanks RandyScott, im looking at becoming certified with weed and feed programs with scotts fertilizer, let me know if that helps. I will not be using any liquid chemicals!
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Old 02-17-2003, 02:38 AM
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Hello Duh Hello

Weed and Feed is a pesticide.

What part of the English language don't you under stand. You want me to translate. (quiera que tradujera) Re read the above posts click on the websites
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