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No License!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by WoodBrothersLC, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. WoodBrothersLC

    WoodBrothersLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 418

    Thinking about offering fertilizer programs to our customers next year, and was wondering if you needed to have a license in Kansas to spread only fertilizer (not weed/feed, etc,) Thanks for any help!
  2. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    imo, I think offering a " fert only " program will not get you very far.

    Once customers find out they will have weeds, insects and problems with out the proper use of pesticides they will ask you to take care of it or get someone else.

    I would suggest getting licensed, and learn the trade the right way, or find a local company to sub out your work and you can make some money without doing the work yourself.
  3. airtractrdrivr

    airtractrdrivr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 126

    Get licensed and do it right! Kansas' applicator's testing is not that hard. James is right, a fert. only program is not going to do much for you. Might as well get the license and THEN, if you WANT, you can offer a few more services. Better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.
  4. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,402

    Why would you not get the "License" IT IS NOT THAT HARD. Missouri is harder and I passed it on the first time. Besides you need liability insurance to apply anything and most companies won't cover you unless your are licensed. Take the test!
  5. WoodBrothersLC

    WoodBrothersLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 418

    We aren't old enough to get a license (14 and 16 y/o). I guess we will have to think over that idea
  6. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    Everything will be so much easier if you just do it right the first time!

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