12 KAR 4:170.
Maximum chlorine guarantees for tobacco fertilizers.
RELATES TO: KRS
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:
(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
(2) The maximum chlorine guarantee shall
be prominently and conspicuously displayed on the label as required by KRS
(3) The invoice, shipping ticket, or bag
(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.)