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Title 6 : Agriculture


(Cite as: 6 V.S.A. § 370)
  • § 370. Publication; consumer information regarding use on nonagricultural turf of fertilizer, plant amendments, plant biostimulants, and soil amendments

    (a) The Secretary shall publish on an annual basis:

    (1) information concerning the distribution of fertilizers, plant amendments, plant biostimulants, soil amendments, and limes; and

    (2) results of analyses based on official samples of fertilizers, plant amendments, plant biostimulants, soil amendments, and lime distributed within the State as compared with guaranteed analyses required pursuant to the terms of this chapter.

    (b)(1) The Secretary, in consultation with the University of Vermont Extension, fertilizer industry representatives, lake groups, and other interested or affected parties, shall produce information for distribution to the general public with respect to the following:

    (A) problems faced by the waters of the State because of discharges of phosphorus;

    (B) an explanation of the extent to which phosphorus exists naturally in the soil;

    (C) voluntary best management practices for the use of fertilizers containing phosphorus on nonagricultural turf; and

    (D) best management practices for residential sources of phosphorus.

    (2) The Secretary shall develop the information required under this subsection and make it available to the general public in the manner deemed most effective, which may include:

    (A) conspicuous posting at the point of retail sale of fertilizer containing phosphorus, according to recommendations for how that conspicuous posting may best take place;

    (B) public service announcements by means of electronic media;

    (C) other methods deemed by the Secretary to be likely to be effective.

    (3) [Repealed.]  (Added 1985, No. 126 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003; 2005, No. 215 (Adj. Sess.), § 77d; 2021, No. 41, § 10.)