If you apply, fertilizer to 50 acres of cropland where you do not use that crop exclusively for your own livestock feed you will need to certify with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. This includes broadcast and sidedress applications. Planter applications are exempt as long as you do not apply additional fertilizer utilizing another method of application. This applies to any Nitrogen, Phosphorus or Potassium application. If this applies to your farm and you do not currently have a fertilizer certification card from the ODA, you will need to obtain that license before you can apply fertilizer this spring. Your options at this point are to schedule a test with ODA, take a three-hour class through OSU Extension or hire your fertilizer applied.
On Wednesday April 10, 2019, The OSU Extension Office in Geauga County is offering the 3-hour required course for fertilizer certification at the home extension office in Burton, Ohio The class will start at 1:00 pm and will run until 4:00 pm. Burton is located in Geauga County approximately 20 miles east of Cleveland on State Route 87. The office is on the north side of town on the fairgrounds in the Patterson Center. Realizing this is a last minute notice we will take anyone that walks in the door just call and let us know if you coming, 440-834-4656. There is a $35.00 charge for the class.
Les Ober, CCA
Geauga County OSU Extension
14269 Clairdon Troy Rd.
Burton, Ohio 44021