901:5-1-06 What constitutes mislabeled fertilizer.

(A) Any fertilizer as defined in section 905.31 of the Revised Code is mislabeled if the director of agriculture determines after analysis of said fertilizer that the percentage of total nitrogen, available phosphoric acid (P2 O5 ), or soluble potash (K20) in the fertilizer is more than one-half per cent point below the percentage guaranteed;

(B) Any mixture of fertilizers is mislabeled if the director determines after analysis of the mixture that:

(1) The percentage of total nitrogen, available phosphoric acid (P2 O5 ), or soluble potash (K2O) in the mixture is more than ten per cent below the percentage guaranteed or more than two percentage points below the percentage guaranteed, whichever is the smaller; or

(2) The total of the percentages determined for the three primary plant nutrients is less than ninety-seven per cent of the sum of the guarantees for these three nutrients.

Effective: 08/04/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/20/2013 and 08/04/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 905.44
Rule Amplifies: 905.44
Prior Effective Dates: 2/20/69