1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community on the Franchising Forum.

    Dismiss Notice

Need fertilizer license in ohio for organic fertilizer?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Keepin' It Green, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Keepin' It Green

    Keepin' It Green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    I was thinking about using organic fertilizer (Example: Scotts Organic fertilizer). Do you need a license to put it down in the state of Ohio? Thanks!
     
  2. mikesturf

    mikesturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 789

    Here is the link for the state of Ohio;

    http://pested.osu.edu/

    Call them and ask directly-thats your safest bet.
     
  3. Keepin' It Green

    Keepin' It Green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  4. Keepin' It Green

    Keepin' It Green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    ok thanks. I will check it out.
     
  5. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,720

    A person needs to be licensed by the State of Ohio if they're applying pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides) and they do it either for hire, or in the act of barter.
    A person also need to be licensed if they apply pesticides as an employee of designated sites like cemeteries, parks & sports complexes.
    An individual does not need to carry a license to apply fertilizer of any type in this state.
     
  6. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,535

    That's it. Pretty simple.
     
  7. Keepin' It Green

    Keepin' It Green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    ok thanks for the info!
     
  8. eco.lawns

    eco.lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    Thats good info. so say a client wants fert plus pre-em, that requires a license correct? whats about spreading a product like snapshot in flower beds
     
  9. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,298

    My two cents .... don't get information on subjects like this on a public forum. Go to the appropriate regulatory agency in your state and get the information you need.
     
  10. Keepin' It Green

    Keepin' It Green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Called the Ohio Department of Agriculture today. You are able to spread any fertilizer as long as it does not contain any weed killer.
     

Share This Page