12 KAR 4:170. Maximum chlorine guarantees for tobacco fertilizers

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/012/004/170.htm
Published: 2015

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      12 KAR 4:170.

Maximum chlorine guarantees for tobacco fertilizers.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS

250.366(7), 250.411(1)

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY:

KRS 250.421

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION,

AND CONFORMITY: KRS 250.421 requires the director of the Kentucky Agricultural

Experiment Station to enforce the provisions of KRS 250.371 to 250.451 and to

promulgate and enforce administrative regulations necessary to implement KRS

250.371 to 250.451. This administrative regulation establishes the specific

format and conditions for maximum chlorine guarantee for tobacco fertilizers,

which is necessary for production of quality tobacco.

 

      Section 1. (1) Until

January 1, 2001, bagged tobacco fertilizer sold for or represented for use on

field crop tobacco, shall, in addition to the other guarantees specified by 12

KAR Chapter 4, state a maximum chlorine guarantee not to exceed two and

five-tenths (2.5) percent in the following format:

Chlorine

(Cl), Maximum 2.5 percent

      (2) The maximum

chlorine guarantee shall be prominently and conspicuously placed below the

Guaranteed Analysis required by 12 KAR 4:090.

      (3) On or after January

1, 2001, the provisions of Section 2 of this administrative regulation shall

apply to bagged tobacco fertilizer.

 

      Section 2. (1) Except as provided by

Section 1 of this administrative regulation, all fertilizers sold for or

represented for use on field crop tobacco, shall, in addition to the other

guarantees specified by 12 KAR Chapter 4, state a maximum chlorine guarantee

not to exceed fifty (50) pounds chlorine per acre (equivalent to 100 pounds of

muriate of potash per acre) in the following format:

Chlorine (Cl), Maximum

50 lb./acre

      (2) The maximum chlorine guarantee shall

be prominently and conspicuously displayed on the label as required by KRS

250.376.

      (3) The invoice, shipping ticket, or bag

label shall:

      (a) State the rate of application

expressed as pounds or tons of the blended fertilizer per acre;

      (b) State clearly that the fertilizer is

for use on tobacco; and

      (c) Give directions for use to include a

maximum application rate so that no more than fifty (50) pounds of chlorine is

applied per acre.

      (4) The provisions of this administrative

regulation shall not apply to fertilizers for use on plant beds. (11 Ky.R. 516; Am. 970; eff. 11-13-84; 26 Ky.R.

1586; eff. 4-12-2000.)