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Questions about Fertilizing License...


LawnSite Member
Recently i picked up a packet on Fertilizing & Pesticides in michigan from the state's local office, and im looking to become a licensed applicator in michigan, id like to get licensed turfgrass pest management, ornamentals, and right of way, getting licensed in those catergories is what the lady at the office said i should do. i could really use some tips on how to approach this the right way. I feel its a service that i should be offering to the clients i have now, i have previous experience fertilizing. If anyone has any useful tips they could share i would appreciate it. I have all the paper work for this whole licensing process. Thanks,


LawnSite Silver Member
S.E. Michigan
In order to get a business certified in Michigan, you'll have to show two years of experience (or equivalent) in pesticide application. This is something that cannot just be jumped into, even if you pass the testing. You'll also need pesticide insurance which is expensive. On a positive note, 3a (turf), 3b (ornamentals), and 6 (right of way) are now available as a combined test. More info at: www.michigan.gov/mda.