Questions regarding application???

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by swing blade, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. swing blade

    swing blade LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    I own a landscape/lawn care biz and i am wanting to get into fertilization & pesticide, and i want to do it the RIGHT way. I wanted to know what, if any, books or reading material you should suggest for me to read to study up for the exam. I am planning on eventually hiring a licensed applicator to work for me, but right now I just don't have the $$$ and I have customers wanting work done. Also I have a couple of questions.

    (1) Is it ok for me to put down fertilizer when planting new plants or am I in voilation of state/federal laws on fertilizer/pesticide application?

    (2) Until I am licensed, is it legal to apply pre-emergents like snapshot or similiar product to a customers property?

    (3) Currently i reside in indiana, but i work in Ohio and Kentucky as well. Would i have to be licensed in all three states?

  2. Williams Services

    Williams Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    (1) Check with the OH/IN/KY Ag department.

    (2) I doubt it, but again - check with Ag.

    (3) Yes. They probably have a grandfather clause, though, so if you are licensed in one state, they will reciprocate and issue you a license, so long as you can provide proof of licensing and insurance in the other state(s).
  3. swing blade

    swing blade LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    thanks for the reply. I will be contacting the agriculture offices in the morning

    thanks again
  4. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    Ditto with what Williams said. Also thank you for trying to do it right. Go to you state dept of pesticide controls web site and spend a few hour reading the regs. The first few chapters will deal with licensing and will get you off to the right start.

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