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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.

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Online Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training

 

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers a free online training and testing program (Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training, FACT)

Upon successful completion of this online training program, users meet the requirements of becoming a Virginia Certified Fertilizer Applicator as administered through the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). The link to the FACT website is http://www.ext.vt.edu/fact and complete instructions on how to access the system, enroll in the training, complete the training and testing, and contact information for any questions are provided.

 
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