fertilizing certificate

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by JTS Landscaping lawn, May 10, 2006.

  1. JTS Landscaping lawn

    JTS Landscaping lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 378

    was wondering if a pesticide certificate also includes lawn fertilizing or is there as one for just fertilizer.
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    most states you don't need a license for fertilizer only, but check with your state ag. dept.
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    In Michigan, the certifications are for pestide only. (The licensing is a different story). For just fert., no certification and/or licensing is required in Michigan.
  4. JTS Landscaping lawn

    JTS Landscaping lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 378

    how would you get licensed to do fertilizing tried looking on mich.gov but can really find anything about it.
  5. crash935

    crash935 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    josh, heres the dept of ags web site


    You can call downtown to their regional office, i think Jennifer would be the agent for your area. You should get certified in catagories 3A (turfgrass), 3B (ornimentals), and 6 (right of way). You might have a problem with a license for the business, you need to have so many years of verifiable experience for the a business license but you should at least get yourself certified.
  6. GElawn

    GElawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    I see your in my neck of the woods. I'm a part-time on my own, but work for a large factory in zeeland were we only fertilize 3 times a year, but mulch the entire grounds almost twice a week.
    We have a licensed fert. guy on staff, for just in case we have a break out.
    We keep it thick to choke out the weeds.
    Mulching the turf, using less chemicals!
  7. MStine315

    MStine315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 789

    Like Joe said, no license is required, needed, or available. There were rumblings of a change in the law at the end of the year, but I haven't heard anything lately.

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