2016 New York Laws
AGM - Agriculture & Markets
146-G - Retail sale.

NY Agri & Mkts L § 146-G (2016) What's This?

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:

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

(b) 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:

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

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

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