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Georgia Pestiside Application Study Material

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Total.Lawn.Care, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    I am new in the Lawn/Lanscaping Business and I am about to register to test for my Georgia Pesticide License this comming October. To be sure I pass, I am going to request study material. They have a two parts to our test and you get to choose your second part. So, if I am basically applying fertilizers and weedkillers to lawns, my major category test should be Ornamental and Turf, correct.

    I know this sounds like a stupid question, but I want to make sure that I get the right materials. I am hoping that someone here with the Georiga License can chime in and give me more details about the test, best place for study materials, and such.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Tadams

    Tadams LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 788

    Yeah that's the one that you need. I took the pest test at a local college- it was part of the Hort degree program. I don't know if the study material will be the same or not. The general knowledge part is not very bad but the turf & ornamental part was tough. But as long as you know the book you should pass. I was a little disappoited in the whole program and test because it didn't tell you what chemicals to use to deal with the pests- just what the pest is so you can search and find what to use. No biggie though- it was a good learning experience. Good luck.
     
  3. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    Yeah, it figures I would be right, and the study book for that section is the most expenseive ($25). You would not know of any other plave to get the material other than the state program at UGA, would you. I have looked online and I cannot find anything. If I am going to get it from UGA, I better get the request in the mail so that I can get it with about a month to study.
    Also, do you mail in your pllication before your test, turn it in with your test, or do you have to get your results then send you application. Nothing I have read from the state is very clear on that, unless I missed something.
    Thanks, I will let you know how I do.
     
  4. Tadams

    Tadams LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 788

    When I took it I was at school so they took care of everything. The only thing extra that I had to do was give the instructor a check for $25 to cover the cost of the test. I guess this was the fee that the state charges you to take the test. If you don't pass the test they will reimburse you for the $25.
     
  5. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 500

    dont you need a degree or something to be eligible to take the exam?
     
  6. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116

    Not at all. Anyone is eligible to take the exams and receive an applicator license.
     
  7. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 500

    in florida you need an a.s. degree and 2 years with a company. Do you know if that goes with the household pest control as well?
     
  8. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    Go to your county agricultural Office. They have videos they will lend to you to help you study for your test.
     
  9. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 500

    jr and tadams, how do you like the n ga area? we are moving to cartersville or waleska/canton area. No more outside work for me ill probabally change careers.
    Ive done pest control for 17 years in fla. I will either go with some sort of sales or home depot. Not really sure.
     
  10. Tadams

    Tadams LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 788


    I love the North GA area,I actually live in Cartersville- wouldn't want to live anywhere else- except for this D@%$ heat & humidity. It's a couple hours to the mountains where you can go snow skiing, about 6 hours to the redneck riviera ( Panama city Beach :cool2: :drinkup: ) that has the most beautiful beaches in the world . 25 minutes to Atlanta for anything from strip clubs, comedy clubs, dance clubs, the biggest aquarium in the southeast, six flags, the zoo, museums, some of the best food in the south, the Braves, the Falcons, the GA bulldogs. There are several lakes around here that you can go boating, swimming, fishing, and camping at- you name it we've got it. If you move here PM me or e-mail me and I can tell you the best places around town.
     

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