What type of permits (licenses) do I need to apply a "weed and feed" product on a customer's lawn in Virginia?
In Virginia, if a party applies a Weed and Feed (fertilizer plus herbicide) product for compensation that party is required to:
1) Have a Pesticide Business License (plus be certified as a Commercial Applicator plus be insured) ...this can be accomplished by contacting the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Office of Pesticide Services (OPS).
2) Have a Fertilizer Application Permit...this information can be found by contacting the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Product and Industry Standards (OPIS).
VDACS is working towards developing a "one stop shopping" accommodation for such parties but until that is accomplished the party must work with both units...OPS and OPIS within VDACS.