2010 Tennessee Code
Title 43 - Agriculture And Horticulture
Chapter 11 - Fertilizers and Liming Materials
Part 1 - Commercial Fertilizers
43-11-111 - Soil conditioners.
43-11-111. Soil conditioners.
(a) No soil conditioner, soil amendment, or any other material designed or claimed to improve the physical characteristics of the soil may be sold in this state until those products meet all of the requirements of this chapter and the regulations promulgated under this chapter, including the payment of inspection fees.
(b) If the analysis shows that any soil amendment, soil conditioner, or similar product falls short of the guaranteed analysis in any one (1) ingredient or in total ingredients, then a penalty shall be assessed by the commissioner in the amount of three (3) times the larger deficiency. A minimum penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00) shall be assessed on any deficiency of such product. Investigational allowances and total ingredient values shall be established by regulation and shall follow the Official Publication of the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials if applicable. All penalties shall be paid in the manner prescribed by § 43-11-109.
[Acts 1969, ch. 102, § 11; 1972, ch. 628, § 2; T.C.A., § 43-1131; Acts 1988, ch. 544, § 5.]
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