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As far as I can tell, there is no regulations or requirements for fertilizing lawns commercially in Indiana. I'm pretty sure pesticides are regulated by certifications.

I am not sure about herbicides, however. Does anyone know?

I am doing research on this, beside posting this question. Ive not fund much yet. Thank you for any information.
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INDIANA STATUTE, IC 15-16-3, COMMERCIAL LAWN CARE SERVICE

The above referenced law requires licensing by the Indiana State Chemist of any person engaged in lawn care service before that person may distribute a tank mixed liquid fertilizer to private, institutional, or commercial entities for compensation to maintain and nourish turf, shrubbery, trees, and other plants.
http://www.isco.purdue.edu/fertilize...rvice_memo.htm

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Chapter 3. Commercial Lawn Care Service Fertilizers
http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/cod.../ar16/ch3.html
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In Indiana, you also now need to be certified to do organic fertilization.
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If you collect money for spreading/spraying fertilizer/pesticide/herbicide/incesticide on a a cutomers lawn you MUST be certified. Check with the Indiana State Chemist office which is located at Purdue University. As Steve said.

http://www.isco.purdue.edu/fertilize...rvice_memo.htm

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I forgot to mention that your company needs to be liscensed to do this work. I am not talking about a business liscense but a fertilization specific liscense for the business itself along with specific insurance.
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