How to Start a Fertilizer Business

If you want to start a fertilizer business, it is important that you know a great deal about plants and their fertilizer requirements. You can set up connections with nursery professionals and experts in your area.

With a good plan, you can use it as a guarantee to apply for loans.

There are many challenges that a business person can encourage when opening a new business. This is natural but if you have a good plan, you will be able to succeed in your chosen venture. Starting a fertilizer business is good and you can succeed if you have enough knowledge about the industry. It’s best if you ask around about the local laws and regulations concerning a fertilizer business. Check for zoning requirements. You will also have to secure the needed licenses and special permits from the Secretary of State.

Starting a Fertilizer Business

Among the things you need to are plug aerators, hose end ready containers, ground spikes, fertilizing stakes, products to control weeds, spiked aerators, radius mower, and different types of fertilizer, soil balancer, extension cords, hoses, water cans, fuel cans, and many others. Decide on the plants that you want to fertilize. For instance, you can offer fertilizers for grass, crops, and certain flowering plants. You can establish connections with the local nursery to find out the saleable plants and the proper fertilizers they need. Try to attend network functions so that you can meet potential customers and other professionals.

Find a location for the store. There is no sense in starting a business if you don’t have the right store location. It should be easily accessible to the public. You can consult with a lawyer to address all legal matters to operate a legit business. Look for suppliers of fertilizer products and the types of equipment you need. The inventory can be a bit costly but with adequate financing, this wouldn’t be a problem. If you can get the fertilizers at a lower cost, you can also sell them at a reasonable price that will allow you to generate a good profit. Determine the pricing of the fertilizer products prior to opening.

Hire employees and to do this, you need EIN to be used for tax purposes. Since you will be selling products, you have to determine if your state or country charges sales tax. You will need an authority certificate to collect the sales tax. Make sure that settle all your obligations to avoid problems in the future. When the store is properly designed, you can attract more customers. To reach a wider market area, you should create a business website. If you plan to sell fertilizer online, you will need a shopping cart and you can utilize PayPal for the payments. Promote the business extensively to attract and close more sales. With the right fertilizers, you can earn great profits.


  • Ly Vouch Long said on September 29, 2010
    It is very nice and i really appreciate your program. As like the other who just plan to start a new business, I feel very difficult and also want you to guide me and explain how to start a business. I am from Cambodia, and I have a plan to import a biological and organic fertilizer to my Country but i have very little capital. My company is lykimsunimport-export co.,ltd located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I am looking for venture investor. LONG
  • abanga safia said on March 28, 2011
    My business is located in Ghana Bawku Upper East Region known as kolug enterprise.
  • James said on February 8, 2012
    Hi Ly Vouch Long, I live in USA but originally from Thailand so we are neighbors :) Can you tell me about the business, potentials sales per month per year, number of potential clients, competition, demand, market cap? And what exactly are you looking for in terms of capital and what you are offering to investor or partner. You can email to Take Care
  • kannadasan said on June 19, 2012
    i am from india ,and i have to plan to start a fertilizer company. please give guidance to start a fertilizer business, how much its cost
  • Tan Hoklun said on June 19, 2012
    It is very interested to this program. I'm from Cambodia. Now live in Phnom Penh city, Cambodia. Now i have been working for Fine Star Ltd, is company import and distribution in Cambodia. I'm working as a Warehouse supervisor. Now i have plan to distribution fertilizer in Cambodia. The fist time i want to start up in Kampong Thom province. Could you advice me and explain how to start up a business? I am looking for your idea. Hoklun (Mr.)
  • girish said on July 11, 2012
    wish to open retail outlet for seeds 'vet medicines tools and insectiside
  • Roberta Hodges said on July 23, 2012
    I am also very interested in starting a fertilizer company. I am from central Texas. Please email me as much information as you can to my email address and I will give you more information.
  • chiva said on August 5, 2012
    Hi I am going to start a business of herb tea in Cambodia. I need some capital to start this business and partner abroad to export. Who can help? Please email me
  • Ramesh vidiyala said on September 2, 2012
    Hi, This is ramesh Vidiyala i want start Fertilizer business. location is Tedapalligudem, west godavari(Dist), A.P INDIA. I need clear idea of Fertilizer. like, how to start? How to purchase Fertilizes? which person can i contact?
  • Arjun Acharya said on September 19, 2012
    Hello, I am planning to set up a simple fertilizer factory producing chemical fertilizers for, basically, rice and wheat. I want to know the details about minimum plant and machinery requirements with its cost. I am from Nepal.
  • Faris said on October 1, 2012
    We are a producer and exporter of Bio Organic Herbs Fertilizer from Malaysia. We are actively looking for new markets for our Bio Organic Herbs Fertilizer under "Suku Bumi" brand name, with a low price and low minimum order quantities. Currently we are looking for individual/ company who is interested to do smart partnership with us by became our agent/distributor at your country. We are willing to give 2@3 tone product sample to our potential agent/distributor which can be used as trial run to the farmers at your country. For more details, please do no hesitate to contact us at this email address:
  • Andrew H Itenge said on October 19, 2012
    We are locate in Windhoek Namibia, and we would like to open a business of importing crops fertilizers from Asia and sell to our local market. We need your assistance to put up a professional business plan which can help us to get money from. We are most certain of the market demand of this product.
  • Keo lymeng said on November 12, 2012
    I live in Kampong Thom province, Cambodia. I want to find out suppliers of all kind of fertilizer to supply the need of agriculture cooperative. I also need advice for starting business. I have good location along National road 6. Thanks for someone give me good idea in doing successful business. Keo lymeng
  • vinod said on December 19, 2012
    hi i want to set up organic fertilizer business so what should i do. i am form india.
  • Jennifer said on December 31, 2012
    Hi, I am from Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. I am interested to get into buying and selling rock phosphate fertilizer business. My family used to have a mining permit for rock phosphate but that permit has now expired. My parents are now old and will no longer be able to manage the business. I don't want to renew the permit as it's such a hassle when it comes to mining business. I am interested to instead buy from legit suppliers with mining permit but I really don't know how to start. I already have contacted a few suppliers. Please help. Thanks.
  • Vikrant More said on January 4, 2013
    VikrantAgro Tech is a manufacturer of 100% of Bio-organic water soluble manure fertilizer with mineral metals. We are searching for capable persons for distributorship.
  • Riswan said on January 26, 2013
    @Vikrant More, Are you focusing south region too, If so, Please contact me with details of fertilizer, terms and conditions as i am really interested
  • Vikrant More said on January 29, 2013
    Riswan, give me your detail on my mail You can also call me on +919251451879
  • Kell said on February 7, 2013
    I live in Lagos, Nigeria. I help People invest their money into internet businesses & they get 183% profit in 9 months. i have a wild knowledge of fertilizer because i studied botany & i want to personally invest in the business internationally but to start with organic fertilizer. Could you please source for market place & customers across Nigeria and mail me on Thanks. KELL
  • jordan said on February 26, 2013
    we are looking for Fertilizer buyers all around the world. We sell Organic Foliar liquid spray fertilizer, a type of fertilizer that has soluble NPK. Our company want to expand its market. For interested buyers and investors, email me
  • udaya said on March 14, 2013
    Hi, i want information regarding fertilizer company to setup in karnataka(india), could you please give the information. thank you, udaya
  • Engr Oche Enenche said on May 12, 2013
    I am from ugbokolo in Benue State Nigeria. I want to start an organic fertilizer industry.
  • Dr. Henry Friedlander said on July 8, 2013
    I am the owner of the USA company Agriculture Soils Solutions. I have been working with farmers in Cambodia for the past three years testing our companies fertilizers and soil amendment products. I am ready to begin marketing these products in Cambodia. I am interested in talking to everyone who is interested in selling USA fertilizer is Cambodia.
  • Maruf said on September 23, 2013
    My strawberries were fine during the winter. I planted them last year and over the winter there was 2 feet + of snow on them one time. So I wouldn't worry about it. Just make sure you don't plant your strawberry plant near tomatoes or raspberrys because bugs will eat them if those three plants are too close together. Or if they are not that far apart then get some lady bugs and they will eat all the pests.References :
  • Nuzul Ramadzan Bin Abdul Razak said on November 11, 2013
    Hi, i want to expand my business. Right now, I'm doing small business in fertilizer's distributor. so, i need someone or company for joint venture with my business in fertilizer. I need anybody here want to join me to explore in palm oil fertilizer's market at Malaysia and South East Asia. I need investor who is dare to invest in this business ( BIG future ) and manufacturer/supplier to venture. can email me at
  • abdul hameed said on November 21, 2013
    Hi, i am Abdul hameed I want to start fertilizer business in Andhra Pradesh state in India. any one please advise me what type of certification need to start the fertilizer business. Is there any educational certificates required to take license for this business. Kindly if any one know the procedure to apply for license and required certification please email me at
  • jeffrey said on November 25, 2013
    hi , i am jeffrey from philppines, i want to start a small business, but i dont know how to start,, i like a fertilizer business, but i dont have have a contact suppliers, and i have only small capital, so can u help me pls to start a fertilizer business? just email me thnx....
  • Anush said on November 29, 2013
    hi, am interested to start fertilizer company, i want to known about company details and what was the investment to start company. pls give details about this............
  • AJIT SINGH said on December 10, 2013
    i want to open fertilizer & seed outlet. tell me how to get license.
  • nhia vang said on December 11, 2013
    vikrant more, hi my name is nhia? I'm in the process of starting a fertilizer business in Fresno, California. I would like to know if you can ship to the U.S., if so what are the cost? the Ag industry around here consists mainly of local farmers growing fruits and vegetables and large company's in the grape/wine industry? would like to no more about your product and its use? thank you, nhia vang
  • Adell said on January 14, 2014
    I am a retiree from Calif. I am now in Pampanga, Philippines. I am seriously thinking of venturing into the Fertilizer business. Providing to local farmers in my area. My concern is looking for suppliers. Can anyone give me pointers on how I can solve this problem? Adell
  • n.venkatesh said on January 23, 2014
    i am from india ,and i have to plan to start a fertilizer retail business. please give guidance to start a fertilizer business, how much its cost how product are buy which place
  • dasaradha said on January 24, 2014
    I decide a start fertilizers retail business on any place. please give me. Directions and guidance on start a fertilizer business. how much it spent a money on products and buy which place. from ap INDIA
  • Isaac said on January 24, 2014
    Thanks for the information provided on starting a fertilizer business. Kindly provide me with as many information as possible. I plan to set up my business in Nigeria west Africa. I will like to produce it myself and sell to local farmer so every and all information you can provide for me will be helpful
  • Juvalen said on January 26, 2014
    Hi good day! We're about to start to open fertilizer product. The company produced its own fertilizer and we're planning to sell to the market, but first and foremost we don't know who will be our possible clients that who will buy 10tons/day of fertilizer. Please help me. I'm from Manila, Philippines. Thank you so much.
  • Nayak Bhukya said on February 5, 2014
    Hi I' am Nayak Bhukya from Khammam,AP, INDIA. I'd like to start a business on fertilization, Please share your valuable guidance, difficulties, capitals needed, suggestions, which place is suitable. Please share your view on,+91 - 9133713392. Thanks
  • Shepherd said on February 13, 2014
    Thanx guys. I also want to start the fertilizer business here in Zimbabwe. Please keep me updated.
  • YusriNasir said on February 17, 2014
    hi, i am from malaysia. i'm planning to import fertilizer from thailand. can u advice average price?
  • Rey Christopher Villareal said on March 3, 2014
    Hi, I am from Laguna. I am looking for a person who want to invest in my business. This business is about Organic fertilizer and it will cost only 6,980pesos. and with this you are a member and you can gain easily because we are helping each other. As part of this business you can contribute to our mother earth especially global warming and helping farmers regarding there plants to grow healthy and also their livestock. For more information regarding this business you can email me to this email or call me at this #09197903073.
  • Victor H said on March 17, 2014
    Need more info want to start crop fertilizer plant in south west texas
  • Yohance said on March 19, 2014
    i want to sale some fertilizer like Ca Mg Sul. and MgSo4 Zinc sulphate in my own brand. so please guide me. Yohance Crop Protection
  • sarankumar o said on March 23, 2014
    Hi, This is saran i want start Fertilizer business. location is Andhrapradesh,Nellore ,INDIA. I need clear idea of Fertilizer. like, how to start? How to purchase Fertilizes? which person can i contact?
  • ISMAIL KONETH said on May 21, 2014
    Hi, this is Ismail from India; I want to start a fertilizer business in India, sent the details on how to start. email:
  • kushkumar patel said on May 25, 2014
    Hello, i am kush patel... I am interested in shell fertilizers... How can i start ???? And what process to start it?? I start a nadiad (gujarat)..
  • Sekhar said on June 4, 2014
  • Roshan said on June 18, 2014
    Hi, i am Roshan. I want to start fertilizers company in nepal and need some investor. if you are interested. Contact me
  • Yasser said on June 24, 2014
    Hi all, I wish to open retail shop for seeds ,fertilizers, medicines tools and insecticide. I'm from Mauritius. Please
  • Ravindra Reddy said on July 15, 2014
    HI, i am Ravindra. i am interest a fertilizer shop. So get start a company in kurnool dist,yemmiganur(m),AP. help me please how to start.
  • Ramesh Reddy said on July 24, 2014
  • Vignesh said on July 25, 2014
    hai i am vignesh from udumalpet, tamilnadu. i need how much to be invested from starting. how will by fertilizers from wholesalers
  • sunil said on August 13, 2014
    Hi i am sunil I want to start chemical fertilizer company & I need information about how much cast , machines and its possible in small industry
  • anil said on August 17, 2014
    I'm from India.. I want to start my own fertilizer small plant because i have not enough money.. so, please tell me how much money required for set up of plant and give me some guideline how i proceed.
  • Hope said on September 2, 2014
    I am from Ghana and i want to start up a fertilizer company. please email me much information as you can to start a fertilizer business, how much its cost.
  • sharanappa y jaggal said on September 3, 2014
    I am sharan from india i want to start fertilizer shop but i dont know how to get license plz tell me actual procedure to get license........or contact me 8792945178
  • Srinivas.D said on September 8, 2014
    I am planning to start fertilizer, pesticide business in my hometown located in Guntur district Andhra Pradesh. Please let me know the procedure and capital amount required to start. MY CONTACT NUMBER IS 8978384848. Regards, Srinivas.D
  • srikanth said on September 11, 2014
    hi, every one i am srikanth from Tamil Nadu State, India, i am very much interested to start Fertilizers and Pesticide business in my home town, i need clear idea about that and how to start, what are the procedure to be follow, where to purchase, how to get permission any one knows please mail me my id is with regards, srikanth
  • pankaj said on September 18, 2014
    Hello sir, i am pankaj sahoo from orissa. i want to start fertilizer & chemical shop. but i have no idea about fertilizer shop. can u explain what i have to do step by step. pls suggest
  • Aditi Khanna said on October 5, 2014
    hello sir, i want to open a fertilizer industry developing chemical fertilizer. kindly guide me for the same. regards aditi
  • chalapati said on October 11, 2014
    Nellore Andra Pradesh , I'm planning to Fertilizer retailer Business . But i Dont know where to get the permission/license . how to get the stock. i mean from where. I'm a new Bie Please help me.
  • Durganand Thakur said on October 17, 2014
    Hi, From Bihar. INDIA. I am totally interested in starting a business manufacturing fertilizer can u guide me for one which can use in multi crop. and how to manufacture same. with small investment. because i am from middle class family. graduate from account and finance.
  • h.vizrumbhana said on November 2, 2014
    Hi, am from tamilnadu. I am totally interest to start a business. about organic fertilizers... how to start plze guide me sir
  • h.vizrumbhana said on November 2, 2014
    Fertilizer company at pondycherry india. how to start the business
  • Sanjeev said on November 3, 2014
    Dear All, My name is Sanjeev and my Friend wanted to start fertilizer & Pesticides wholesale in Durg, Bhilai & Raipur (Chhattishgarh). Need your guidance about that and how to start, what are the procedure to be follow, where to purchase, how to get permission and from where to get. Please mail advise Thanks for your help Sanjeev
  • Mallika Arjunan said on November 8, 2014
    Fertilizer company at Tirunelveli India. How to start the business...?
  • Mallika Arjunan said on November 8, 2014
    Hi, I am Mallika Arjunan. I am interest a fertilizer shop & Retails sale Seeds also. So get start a company in Tirunelveli District. Help me please how to start.
  • samnang said on November 15, 2014
    Hi dear I'm Samnang heang I can build the fertilizer factory of agriculture but I need the partner to invest (facebook samnangheang,855 98 313280)
  • Apinya said on November 26, 2014
    We do business about oil palm fertilizer with our own US Patented. We do marketing research in different country for 5 years and have a very good result. We plan to expand the production according to what the response from our customer.We are christian group that want to do business and help the farmer. Contact me if you have the same will.
  • Anil Kumar V said on November 30, 2014
    Hi, I am Anil kumar and ex servicemen. I am interest a fertilizer Retails shop in Pathanamthitta District KERALA. Help me please how to get license.
  • sanjeeb behera said on December 25, 2014
    Hi I am sanjeeb from bargarh district odisha. I want to start a new fertilized retail shop in my home town. How can I got a license... my contact no 9893700486
  • raju said on January 2, 2015
    Hello sir, i am raj i want to start fertilizer & chemical shop. but i have no idea about fertilizer shop. can u explain what i have to do step by much money need to start shop in villages pls suggest
  • RamaKrishna said on January 3, 2015
    To all the persons in Andhrapradesh who wish to start the fertilizers shop, can you please ping me on to discuss further. Thanks, Krishna
  • Dipak said on February 26, 2015
    I want to start as a distributor in bihar in jamui and bhagalpur areas please help me how to start and from where i have to buy
  • sai kumar said on March 8, 2015
    I am very interested to establish a fertilizer company in Visakhapatnam so need to know a lot of guidance how to take care for establishment can u pleas response faster and make to know something new about it
  • venkat said on April 16, 2015
    planning to setup a fertiliser plant in hyderabad, require guidance.
  • Ivan Obertun said on April 28, 2015
    Hello everyone, I work and have been working for some companies in China as an export manager of crop protection products, fertilizers. I have a list of verified producers, you can find quality-price you need. Contact me for more information. Mob: 86-186-1673-0038 Skype: ivan.obertun
  • Cunta Cinte said on April 29, 2015
    My name is Toby, Toby never forget you kiddy fidler never forget. I dont want to walk i want to run.
  • Omi said on May 22, 2015
    Hi , I want to start small scale organic fertilizer plant in Bokaro. Please let me know the cost which will be incurred for that.
  • vijay kumar narra said on May 31, 2015
    Hello sir, i am vijay want to start fertilizer & chemical shop. but i have no idea about fertilizer shop. can u explain what i have to do step by step. how much money need to start shop in villages pls suggest
  • Ophe said on June 28, 2015
    Hi, i like to start an organic fertilizer business in the Philippines. Can you help me to who or where can i contact someone to supply me.
  • sandeep said on August 3, 2015
    pls contact me on this mail for starting agriculture fertilizer or pesticides business or organic farming, organic fertilizers but i know sum hindi pls chat with me hindi
  • Amirthalingam said on August 12, 2015
    Hi sir, I am Amirthalingam want to start fertilizer shop but I don't know about this . can you explain for me .then how much investment for shop please suggest
  • choukidar aditya said on August 18, 2015
    Hi sir i am Aditya i want to start bio organic fertiliser, pesticide, insecticide, fungicide, plant growth regulator manufacturing pvt limited company. tell me detail about company set up.
  • ganesh said on August 31, 2015
    Hi am also stating this business so give any idea like how to start
  • monroe ocampo said on September 17, 2015
    Hi,I am also interested about this business and planning to to start soon in my place. I would like to ask a help from you guys by sharing your unique ideas about this business.Thank you and God bless.
  • Alex said on September 27, 2015
    Hi,i would like to start an organic fertilizer business in Illinois.Could you help with Gide line to start the business and how much funds should I have.Thanks Alex.
  • Prasad said on September 30, 2015
    I would like to start fertilizer business in my home town.please guide me to business plan.
  • Chinmay vaghani said on October 1, 2015
    We are GUJARAT,INDIA base Manufacturer and exporters of Organic fertilizers,BENTONITE GRANUELS, POWDER,White clay.I would like to offer best fertilizers at lowest rate to anybody who are interested to start fertilizer business in India as well as out of India. CONTACT @ 9426970204 for more details, free samples and for more details send me mail on Those who are not even aware about good fertilizers and want to start business should also contact me to know exact details to start earliest. I will glad to assist anybody without any consulting charge.
  • Benjamin said on October 6, 2015
    I'm looking for investors wishing to establish fertilizer plant in africa should please contact me and +233 574402606.
  • boswell tembo said on October 10, 2015
    I'm looking for investors across the world ,I wish to establish a fertilizer selling company name is Boswells Enterprises located in zambia africa.If I found supply for fertilizer in month time,I can sale for them 10,000 bags within November and December. Contact me on Cell no. +260 963 176 750.
  • Raul said on October 13, 2015
    I have a stall at a trading post in northern Philippines.I like to start a fertilizer and pesticides business.anyone who can be a supplier. please email me if you know a supplier so I can contact him.
  • Raul said on October 13, 2015
    Any supplier of fertilizer and pesticides in philippines. please email me at
  • Jenine said on October 28, 2015
    Hi, I came across to this site and find it very helpful especially for someone like me who's interested in starting a small business. i would like to start a Fertilizer business and would really appreciate if you could give me some advises & guide. I would like to start a business in Western Visayas, Philippines. Passi, Iloilo City. Kindly advise all the things i need. most of the crops in there are sugar cane, rice & corn. Pls include how much the start up capital, customer base, operations and most esp. the fertilizer source.Thank you
  • raju said on October 30, 2015
    This is Nagaraju from Vijayawada i want start to fertilizers business so. i want how to get license, which person i will contact will you inform me sir.... thank you
  • Ashutosh said on November 9, 2015
    Hi,I am from India and want to start crop seeds, fertilizers and pesticide business at city area surrounded by so many villages. Please guide me about the risks of failure in this area and also the things to taken care and expenses while making plan for this business.
  • S Ramesh said on November 14, 2015
    I need to start a new fertilizer business at our location means in mahabubnagar dist.
  • TAYEBEH said on November 14, 2015
  • dav said on December 12, 2015
    I have my technology in manufacturing foliar fertilizer from my father but he is pass away already, i'm looking for someone who is interested to invest and be my partner in developing the technology.
  • Ranjan said on December 23, 2015
    Help needed to start a fertilizer business. I don't have enough knowledge in this business so please help me in setting up this business.
  • Gangadhara ALVA P said on December 30, 2015
    I am intending to start a purely organic based fertilizers shop at our home city. so is it necessary a licensee from the any authority? if such license is required for said shop how i can get license and from where to apply?
  • shiva said on January 1, 2016
    Hello,I want to start a fertilizers and pesticides business. So, what are the requirements and how can I get license, which department or officer should I meet for license?


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