Fertilizer training in Wayne County

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WOOSTER, Ohio — Fertilizer certification is needed if you apply commercial fertilizer (not manure) to more than 50 acres grown primarily for sale. Fertilizer applied through the planter box as a starter fertilizer is not included in this requirement.

The certification requirement is for both private and commercial applicators of fertilizer (not manure). Applicators who are a Certified Crop Advisor or Ohio Certified Livestock Manager are not required to attend the training.

Anyone who has a pesticide applicator license (private or commercial) needs to attend a two-hour fertilizer certification training and then complete and sign a fertilizer certification form from ODA at the end of the training.

Anyone who does not have a pesticide applicators license will need to attend a three-hour fertilizer certification training and pay $30 for the fertilizer applicator certification.

Training dates

The following two-hour certification dates have been scheduled: Jan. 29 from 1-3 p.m. at the Shisler Center, OARDC in Wooster as part of Shearer Equipment John Deere Day.

Feb. 13 at Fisher Auditorium (North exhibit area) OARDC campus in Wooster, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Feb. 24 at Kidron Auction, 13071 Emerson Rd., Kidron, from 10 a.m.-noon.

(Three-hour certification dates for those who do not have a pesticide applicator license:)

Feb. 11 at Fisher Auditorium OARDC campus, Wooster from 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Feb. 26 at Fisher Auditorium OARDC campus, Wooster from 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Call the Wayne County Extension office at 330-264-8722 to pre-register for any of these sessions.

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