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Ohio Regulations

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Ground Pounder, Feb 2, 2001.

  1. Ground Pounder

    Ground Pounder LawnSite Member
    Messages: 112

    Does anyone know what Ohio requires for commercial application of lawn chemicals?
  2. gr8 1

    gr8 1 LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 41

  3. Rodney Anderson

    Rodney Anderson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    Not only a license bit Insurance !!!
    Sure you can apply chemical without a license and then you become a SCAB. Hope no one knows who you are and deciodes to turn you in the Dept. of Agriculture. I would. Been doing it to long.
  4. Ground Pounder

    Ground Pounder LawnSite Member
    Messages: 112

    I did a search in the ORC and found nothing related to licensure for fertilizers. The only thing the ORC addresses is pesticides.
  5. WatkinsLawn

    WatkinsLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    If you are applying fertilizers that contain a pre-emergent for crabgrass you are applying a pecticide and you need a liscense. Call Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg to make arrangements to recieve study material and take your test. They test every wed. until May.
    Good luck!
  6. turfsurfer

    turfsurfer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    You have to apply to the Ohio dept. of Agriculture for a business licence and a custom applicator license. For the combined $120 fee you also get all the study material for the general Core exam as well as the specific areas you want to be licensed in. Sounds like you want to take the Turf exam. core and turf exams around 130 questions for both parts. If you can pass those, you should immediately right then take the ornamental weed control portion which is only 15 common sense questions which will let you spray Roundup in landscape beds to kill weeds when installing mulch. Take the test man, it's a misdemeanor if you get caught applying without a license, felony on 2nd offense.
  7. Ground Pounder

    Ground Pounder LawnSite Member
    Messages: 112

    Thanks, all. I have sent my application to the ODOA. I am waiting on my study material. I want this to be a sucessful business and be compliant with all aspects of the regulations.

    I'll keep you updated.
  8. yardsmith

    yardsmith LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 628

    yeah we always have busybodies around here turning people in for applying without a license, until one realizes what an undertaking it is to get licensed- then it becomes 'heck yeah I'd turn him in!' :)
    Just got my boat load of study materials today-good luck.

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