New York Agriculture & Markets Law

Sec. § 146-G
Retail Sale

Any retailer who sells or offers for sale to consumers specialty fertilizer in which the available phosphate (P205) content is greater than 0.67 percent, shall:


display such phosphorus-containing specialty fertilizer separately from non-phosphorus specialty fertilizer; and


post in the location where phosphorus-containing specialty fertilizer is displayed a clearly visible sign which is at least eight and one-half inches by eleven inches in size and states that: "Phosphorus runoff poses a threat to water quality. Therefore, under New York law, phosphorus-containing fertilizer may only be applied to lawn or non-agricultural turf when:


A soil test indicates that additional phosphorus is needed for growth of that lawn or non-agricultural turf; or


The fertilizer is used for newly established lawn or non-agricultural turf during the first growing season."

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