New Florida fert laws

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ICT Bill, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Compliance by July 1, 2009

    Here come the new fertilizer and pestidcide laws
    This is for Florida, all of Florida

    Nitrogen: A maximum of 0.7 lbs of readily available nitrogen per 1000 sq. ft. at any one time based on the soluble fraction of nitrogen formulated in the fertilizer. A maximum of 1 lb total (N) per 1000 sq. ft. to be applied at any one time, not exceeding the annual nitrogen recommendations in the Fertilizer Guidelines for Established Turf Grass Lawns in Three Regions of Florida. Application rates above these levels would require a turf tissue test at the application site to justify the increase in (N).

    1. No phosphate fertilizers shall not contain more than 0.5% of available phosphate expressed as P2O5. The “grade” shall indicate a zero guarantee.
    2. Fertilizers labeled as Low phosphate shall have use directions that do not exceed an application rate of 0.25 lbs P2O5/1000ft2 per application and not to exceed 0.50 lbs P2O5/1000ft2 per year. Label use directions may be included that allow higher rates if an annual soil sample representative for the site shows the need for a higher application rate.

    This is for allowable lbs per year
    Fertilization Guidelines for Established Turfgrass Lawns in Three Regions of Florida
    Nitrogen recommendations
    (lbs N / 1000 ft2 / year)*
    Species North, Central, South
    Bahia grass 2-3, 2-4, 2-4
    Bermuda grass 3-5, 4-6, 5-7
    Centipede grass 1-2, 2-3, 2-3
    St. Augustine grass 2-4, 2-5, 4-6
    Zoysiagrass 3-5, 3-6, 4-6
  2. fertguy2008

    fertguy2008 LawnSite Member
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    Maybe next year they'll add one that stipulates no fertilizer can be applied January 1 through December 31:laugh:
  3. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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