1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Agriculture & Markets
  4. Article 10: Sale and Analysis of Commercial Fertilizer

Section 146-G Retail sale

Agriculture & Markets (AGM)

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."