Maryland Law: Initial Soil Test Required...

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by PerfiCut L&L, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    I received a flyer from Scotts today, and looking over it theirs a disclaimer that says

    "The Maryland Nutrient Management Law requires an initial soil test. The one-time additional fee for this soil test is $_____"

    First: I wonder what they charge for that.
    Second: I wasnt aware that a soil test was mandatory.
    Third: I did some research and could find anything in the books on a mandatory soil test.

    The majority of law is geared toward person(s) managing 10 acres or more of Agricultural land. It does cover non-agricultural properties as well but I still could nt find anything that relates to commercial applications of lawn chemicals.

    Anyone familiar with this law and its requirements for LCO's?
  2. mdmowerman

    mdmowerman LawnSite Member
    from 20833
    Messages: 77

    i live in MD but do not have a fert license. however i have seen the same info on different companies literature.

    did talk to one of the managers at a fert only biz and i believe he said that they are required to make sure your not dumping a bunch of unnecessary fert and what not on the properties..... makes sense to do it

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