Where is the best place to buy Fertilizers,etc.?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bluesclues, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. bluesclues

    bluesclues LawnSite Member
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    I live in Charlotte,NC and I'm looking for a place to buy lawn products from. I don't have my pesticide license, and was wondering if I needed to get it before i even look for a place? If anybody could help I'd appreciate it.
     
  2. CRM Lawncare

    CRM Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 176

    I would get my license before I even looked for a place. Hefty fines for putting out products without license. The test isn't that difficult if you study. When you get licensed head over to LESCO.
     
  3. bluesclues

    bluesclues LawnSite Member
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    Thanks...does this mean I shouldn't even put out fertilizer,etc.? Until I get my license?
     
  4. stimpy

    stimpy LawnSite Member
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    2000$ fine blues. I tested last month in charlotte you will have to travel out of town. plymouth-march22-23 kingston april-5-6 winston salem april-19-20 fletcher may-10-11 dallas-may-31-june-1. I think they have other towns and dates. You need to call jennie farrel in raleigh at 919 515 3113 she will send you three books to study and give you all of the dates and locations to test. Dont wait it takes a while to get the books and get set up. Keep calling jennie she is not around alot or leave a message. What they do is have a class the day before the test and a few hours the next day before you test. Cost 50$ for books and test and another 50$ after you pass. They send the results in the mail 2 weeks later. Good luck
     
  5. Turf Smart

    Turf Smart LawnSite Member
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    You do NOT need a license to apply straight fert. At least not in NY.
    Ironically, straight fert apps are the most profitable apps you can do! payup
     
  6. Macvols

    Macvols LawnSite Member
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    Fertilizer only is OK !
     
  7. lordohturf

    lordohturf LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
    Posts: 173

    If you're not doing the application professionally, you can buy anything you want short of restricted use pesticides. If you are doing it for hire, you need the license for any product which contains a pesticide.
     
  8. Watkinslawnservice

    Watkinslawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 378

    Blues clues,

    You better ask someone in YOUR state about this because in Minnesota you DO need a lisence to apply fertilizer commercially but it is a different license than pesticide and does not require a test.

    Dave :waving:
     

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