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Title 6 : Agriculture

Chapter 028 : FERTILIZER AND LIME

(Cite as: 6 V.S.A. § 365)
  • § 365. Labels

    (a)(1) Any fertilizer or agricultural lime distributed in this State in containers shall have placed on or affixed to the container a label setting forth in clearly legible and conspicuous form the following information:

    (A) net weight;

    (B) brand and grade, provided that grade shall not be required when no primary nutrients are claimed;

    (C) guaranteed analysis; and

    (D) name and address of the registrant.

    (2) For bulk shipments, this information in written or printed form shall accompany delivery and be supplied to the purchaser at the time of delivery.

    (b) A fertilizer or lime formulated according to specifications furnished by a consumer prior to mixing shall be labeled to show: the net weight, the guaranteed analysis or name, analysis and weight of each ingredient used in the mixture, and the name and address of the distributor and purchaser.

    (c) If the Secretary finds that a requirement for expressing calcium and magnesium in elemental form would not impose an economic hardship on distributors and users of agricultural liming materials by reason of conflicting label requirements among states, he or she may require by rule that the minimum percent of calcium oxide and magnesium oxide or calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate, or both, shall be expressed in the following terms:

     

         Total Calcium (Ca)  ..................................................... percent

         Total Magnesium (Mg)  ............................................... percent 

    (d)(1) Any plant amendment, plant biostimulant, or soil amendment distributed in this State in containers shall have placed on or affixed to the container a label setting forth in clearly legible and conspicuous form the following information:

    (A) net weight or volume;

    (B) brand name;

    (C) purpose of product;

    (D) directions for application;

    (E) guaranteed analysis; and

    (F) name and address of the registrant.

    (2) For bulk shipments of fertilizer, plant amendments, plant biostimulants, soil amendments, or lime, the information required under this subsection shall accompany delivery in written or printed form and shall be supplied to the purchaser at the time of delivery.

    (3) Under a rule adopted under this subsection, an affected person shall be given a reasonable time to come into compliance. (Added 1985, No. 126 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003; 2017, No. 113 (Adj. Sess.), § 18; 2021, No. 41, § 10.)