is it legal

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by METRO 36, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. METRO 36

    METRO 36 LawnSite Senior Member
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    i run my business in rapidcity sd is it legal to broadcast dry fertaliser like
    scotts etc without a licencse
     
  2. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    No.............
     
  3. METRO 36

    METRO 36 LawnSite Senior Member
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    what would i have to do to get a liceninse
     
  4. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    if you are just applying fert and no pesticide your ok without a license.
     
  5. jimmdenver

    jimmdenver LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    If you're looking for a way to really boost your revenue, get your applicator license! Its gonna take alot of studying and a tough test, but you can charge a premium!
     
  6. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,274

    You had two out of staters - one from Ky and one from Indiana give you two different answers.

    Your best bet would be to go to this link and check the local laws in S.D.

    http://www.state.sd.us/doa/das/hp-pest.htm

    Jerry
     
  7. Mscotrid

    Mscotrid LawnSite Bronze Member
    from USA
    Posts: 1,456

    Let me use your backyard next year when I come back to Sturgis and I tell you how to get a license:drinkup:
     
  8. RyanD

    RyanD LawnSite Member
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    I am afraid jerry offered the most help. I had guys telling me I had to get licenses or I couldn't apply fert either. I went to the Missouri ag department who told me I could dispense anything sold at the discount stores (scott's etc.) but if I wanted to purchase and apply restricted herbicides etc, I would have to come in to their office sometime to watch a 3 hour movie and do a fill in test while watching to get my license. It seems it varies a little from state to state.
     
  9. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,150

    Try that in Ohio.
     
  10. BigCity

    BigCity LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    I would agree to check with dept. of ag. In WI it is legal. Not that I like it because people often claim to be professionals, but they have to subcontract or not spray weeds on bids that you lose to them.
     

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