905.43 Mislabeled or misrepresented fertilizer.

(A) No person shall distribute mislabeled fertilizer. A fertilizer is mislabeled if any false or misleading statement appears on or is attached to the container or on the pertinent invoice or delivery ticket, if false or misleading statements appear in any advertising material, or if the fertilizer is not uniformly mixed.

(B) No person shall sell, offer, or expose for sale less than the quantity of fertilizer that the person represents. No person shall take more than the quantity of fertilizer that the person represents when, as a buyer, the person furnishes the weight or measure by which the quantity is determined.

(C) No person shall misrepresent the price of any fertilizer or related service sold, offered, exposed, or advertised for sale by weight, measure, or count, nor represent the price in any manner calculated or tending to mislead or in any way deceive a person.

(D) No person shall distribute any fertilizer or mixed fertilizer other than by net weight, unless the director of agriculture has approved the device that is used to measure the fertilizer or mixed fertilizer.

(E) A meter may be used to deliver fertilizer by quantity if the meter bears a current, valid seal indicating it has been tested and approved by the division of weights and measures in the department of agriculture or by a sealer of weights and measures of a county or municipal corporation.

Effective Date: 10-29-1996