Pesticide and Fertilizing reading

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by gamoose, Nov 19, 2002.

  1. gamoose

    gamoose LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    I realize there is a ton of good info on this site, but I don't always have access to a computer. Can you all recomend some text books or other material to study up on application and use of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. Also what other things do I need to consider (liscense,fees etc...),before offering these services to the public.
  2. f350

    f350 Banned
    from mi
    Messages: 424

    i remember getting an agronomic guide, from lebanon i think... if i remember correctly it was really good. different fertilizer manufatures have information on a multitude of products, start with them.
  3. rkbrown

    rkbrown LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 533


    For the question of licensing, check with your state dept. of ag for the rules.
  4. cutting edge

    cutting edge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194

    Go to your local extension office, they have a lot of publications for free. They also have order forms for books that you can buy.

    You will need to take a test to get an applicator's license. Once you pass that you will have to apply for a commercial applicator's license, this requires proof of insurance.

    Let me know if you want more specific info.

  5. skrats

    skrats LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    go to and they have some videos called lawnlore they will help
  6. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    When you call the county ext. to get your license info, they will send you several books to study with, the kit is free here.

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