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2-1204.Labeling. (1) Every package or container of commercial fertilizer shall bear a distinctly printed label in the English language on a tag attached to the package or container, or distinctly printed on the package or container. The label shall show and state:

(a) The name and address of the person registering the commercial fertilizer;

(b) the brand and grade of the commercial fertilizer;

(c) the net weight in the package or container;

(d) the registered guaranteed analysis. The guaranteed analysis shall include the minimum percentages of plant foods in the following order and form:

Nitrogen, minimum    ____ percent

Available phosphoric acid, minimum    ____ percent

Soluble potash, minimum    ____ percent,

except (A) unacidulated mineral phosphatic materials and basic slag shall show the guaranteed analysis in the following order and form:

Total phosphoric acid, minimum    ____ percent

Available phosphoric acid, minimum    ____ percent

Fineness of grind: ____ percent through mesh screen, and (B) bone, tankage, and other natural organic phosphate materials shall show the guaranteed analysis in the following form:

Total phosphoric acid, minimum    ____ percent;

(e) commercial fertilizers containing any ingredient which is injurious to plants, shall be labeled to show: (A) The name and percentage of each such active ingredient; (B) adequate directions for use; and (C) adequate warnings against misuse;

(f) the minimum percentage of any and all other plant food elements or compounds contributing to the value of the commercial fertilizer; and

(g) such other information as may be prescribed by rules and regulations.

(2) Bulk lots shall be accompanied by a label which shall be delivered to the purchaser showing the information required by this section.

(3) No commercial fertilizer, except a specialty fertilizer, shall contain or be manufactured from process tankage.

History: L. 1927, ch. 14, § 3; L. 1949, ch. 2, § 3; L. 1992, ch. 195, § 3; April 30.



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