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fertilizer license in Pa.

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Green Quality, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. Green Quality

    Green Quality LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    I just want to use (straight fert) , no pesticide.Can some body give me a step by step walk through? Is there a test or a fee ? just straight fert any help thankyou for your time! :help:
  2. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    For straight fert, there is no license required.
  3. Stringblade

    Stringblade LawnSite Member
    from pgh pa
    Messages: 98

    you must certainly be certified to spread just fert. i just got the books to study from penn state aggriculture dept. theres a test every couple weeks around pittsburgh. the books are 100 the test is less howevere im not sure how much.
  4. Green Quality

    Green Quality LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    This why I am asking I was on the Pa ag web site it is stated a $25.00 fee for fertilizer license, I'm lost which is it,please help I thank you both ,but one say's yes ,the other say's no! :help:
  5. tjgray

    tjgray LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    I would give your states local Department of Agriculture a call......or if you hate the telephone as much as I do then send them an email *then you would have your information in writing :)*
  6. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,643

    The core test is 50 bucks, and the categories are 10 each....This question was just covered, do a search...
  7. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    Can you show me where it says that?
  8. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    I believe you're referring to the license that's required of manufactures of fertilizer.
  9. rkk95

    rkk95 LawnSite Member
    from west PA
    Messages: 165

    You do not have to be certified to use straight fert in PA. Call the dept. of ag, number in pittsburgh area is 724-443-1585. What advantage do you think that you will have by just doing straight fert? Your customers will still have weeds, insects, and crabgrass, but it will be green I guess.
  10. Green Quality

    Green Quality LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    Thank you for the number I called the office to day and got my answer!for straight fertilizer, no license needed,what advantage do I have using straight fert, a choice of a common sense!approach , a organic program! lots of lawns and yards with kids and pets ,water wells,that are hard at play in the summer time ,I have kids and never would i put down any pesticide in my own yard!what advantage do i have ,power to educate one lawn at a time! thank you!

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