Fertilizer Enviro Terrжr – Misconceptions Leading To Phosphorus Prohibitions – The Need To Return To Science-Based Turf Fertility – The Library Of Prohibitions – 2015 02 07 ( 2009 12 17 )

 

 

 

 

 

    Fertilizer Enviro Terrжr

 

 

Phosphorus Prohibitions

In America

 

 

Has Phosphorus Become

The Regulators’

 Whipping Boy ?!?!

 

 

 

 

February 7th, 2015

 

Mr Ron Hall

 

Turf Magazine

 

Selected And Adapted Excerpts

 

 

 

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Fertilizer Terrжr    Phosphorus Prohibitions In America

 

Misconceptions Leading To Prohibition

 

 

Could it be that government regulators are only half right in prohibiting the application of phosphorus on lawns ?!?!  [ Another form of enviro-terrжr ! ] 

 

If that is the case, they are half wrong, as well. 

 

Indeed, there seems to be more than a few misconceptions about phosphorus in turf fertilizers in the regulatory community, but probably more so by home-owners who buy lawn fertilizer at Home Depot, Lowe’s, or at their local hardware store. 

 

The misconceptions revolve around the need for phosphorus in maintaining healthy, vigorous lawns and also, discouragingly, the nutrient’s role in degrading in-land ponds and lakes. 

 

 

 

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Phosphorus Keeps Turfgrass Healthy

 

 

Phosphorus-Deficient Turfgrasses Will Lack Vigour

& Will Be More Prone To Suffer From Environmental

Stresses, Weeds, Insects, & Diseases

 

 

Let’s briefly look at phosphorus and why it is needed in keeping turfgrass healthy. 

 

Then we will explain why government regulators are targeting this essential plant nutrient, and what their prohibitions may mean for home-owners and lawn care operators.  [ Definitely enviro-terrжr ! ] 

 

Phosphorus is one of the essential macro-nutrients ( along with nitrogen, potassium, calcium, magnesium and sulfur ) that plants need. 

 

If it is not available in the soil or supplied as a fertilizer, TURFGRASS WILL LACK VIGOUR. 

 

Phosphorus-deficient turfgrasses also are MORE PRONE TO SUFFER FROM ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSES, WEEDS, INSECTS AND DISEASES. 

 

Dr Chuck Darrah is the founder and owner of CLC Labs, in Westerville, Ohio. 

 

According to Dr Darrah   

 

Not only plants, but all life on earth needs phosphorus. 

 

And therein lies the reason why Minnesota ignited the phosphorus issue in the 2000s    this essential nutrient, in addition to being essential for turfgrass growth, also encourages the growth of algae and other aquatic plant life in land rivers, ponds, and lakes.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

[  It is ridiculous to believe that imposing an arbitrary prohibition against turf fertilizers is somehow leading to success.  Turf fertilizers are NOT a major source of pollution.  Prohibition has not, and will NOT, help reduce phosphorus and nitrogen loading in streams and lakes.  There are a multitude of sources of phosphorus and nitrogen pollution to deal with    like agricultural fertilizer that is soil injected for corn germination.  Turf fertilizers are not a major source of pollution.  ]

 

 

 

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Minnesota Got The Ball Rolling

 

 

Minnesota Imposed Phosphorus Prohibition

On Everyone Except The Biggest Users

 

 

The issue of the role of phosphorus in turf fertilizers took off in Minneapolis / St Paul in the 2000s when regional storm water management authorities became concerned about the quality of their in-land water resources. 

 

They identified run-off from home lawns ( among other sources ) as contributing phosphorus to their streams and lakes.  [ This is Minneapolis enviro-terrжr ! ] 

 

After determining that most soils in the region contained sufficient ( or more than sufficient ) phosphorus to sustain turfgrass, they passed laws to PROHIBIT THE USE OF PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER, allowing its use only for lawn establishment or when soil tests indicate phosphorus deficiencies. 

 

Eventually, the state of Minnesota made the phosphorus prohibition state-wide. 

 

They went into effect January 1st, 2007. 

 

[  Phosphorus prohibition terrжr applies to everyone, except golf courses, sod farms, and agricultural lands & production    the biggest users of phosphorus.  Hypocritical.  Needless.  Senseless.  Prohibition should be imposed on EVERYONE, or NO ONE !  ]

 

But that was not the only issue affecting phosphorus fertilizer at the time. 

 

 

 

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Spike In Phosphate Prices

 

 

Turf Fertilizer Manufacturers Removed Phosphorus

From Their Retail Products Because Of Massive Cost

Increases In Phosphates That Have Now MODERATED

 

 

In 2008, the price of super-phosphate jumped from $418 per ton to $840 per ton. 

 

Similarly, di-ammonium phosphate went from $442 to $850 per ton, according to the US Department of Agriculture ( USDA ). 

 

It has remained in the $600 to $700-per-ton range since. 

 

One can wonder if the sudden spike in phosphate prices figured into the decision by major turf fertilizer manufacturers to take this nutrient out of their retail products. 

 

 

 

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State Prohibitions

 

 

Turf Fertilizers Containing Phosphorus Have

Virtually Vanished From The Retail Market

 

 

But, back to the spread of mis-information about turf-phosphorus-as-a-polluter issue. 

 

At least 10 other states, following Minnesota’s example, now also prohibit the use of phosphorus as a lawn fertilizer only to the establishment of new turfgrass or to soils that have been tested and shown to be phosphorus deficient. 

 

States that have imposed phosphorus prohibition include Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin. 

 

Turf fertilizers containing phosphorus have pretty much vanished from retail locations there and across the U.S. 

 

 

 

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Half Right Also Means Half Wrong

 

 

Lawns Receiving Sufficient Amounts Of

Nutrients    Phosphorus Included 

Produce Much Less Run-Off, Thereby

Keeping Phosphorus From Waterways

 

 

Have government regulators’ prohibitions against the use of phosphorus fertilizer gone too far ?!?! 

 

Water authorities argue that is not so.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

They claim, rightly so, that [ theoretically ] the more phosphorus there is on home lawns the more likely the plant nutrient is to show up in run-off. 

 

They also claim that [ theoretically ] many soils are already high in phosphorus. 

 

Beyond that, government regulators point out that their prohibitions allow phosphorus applications on newly established turfgrass and to lawns when tests show their soils are low in the nutrient. 

 

But that is the half-right reason for their actions. 

 

As it turns out, the issue is more nuanced than that. 

 

Yes, research has shown that [ theoretically ] as more phosphorus is added to lawns, more phosphorus turns up in run-off. 

 

What is often over-looked, however, is that the same research casts phosphorus in a much more favorable light. 

 

Specifically, it demonstrates that lawns receiving sufficient amounts of nutrients    phosphorus included    produce much less run-off, thereby actually keeping phosphorus from waterways. 

 

Thin, poorly nourished lawns ( i.e.  lawns deficient in phosphorus ) are much more prone to run-off. 

 

Also, lawn run-off is just one of many sources of nutrients ending up in rivers, ponds, and lakes.  [ A very small source. ]

 

Minnesota says non-point sources, such as the atmosphere, pastures/croplands, stream erosion, and seepage from individual sewage treatment systems, account for two-thirds of the phosphorus entering its rivers, ponds and lakes. 

 

Another 30 per cent of the phosphorus load comes from point sources, such as municipal and industrial waste-water treatment facilities. 

 

The amount of phosphorus run-off from home lawns is still largely unknown.  [ But it is a very small amount. ] 

 

In prohibiting this nutrient from turf fertilizers, government regulators spread a very wide net. 

 

Phosphorus is known as a limiting nutrient. 

 

Water with concentrations less than 10 parts per billion ( ppb ) of phosphorus will not support excessive algae and aquatic plant growth. 

 

Algae and plants begin to clog lakes as concentrations of the nutrient approach 100 ppb. 

 

 

 

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Yes, Phosphorus Matters

 

 

If A Phosphorus Deficiency Is Not Corrected, Then

Portions Of The Lawn Will Thin & Lose Density, Hence

Reducing Its Effectiveness In Preventing Run-Off

 

 

There are legitimate reasons for including phosphorus in turfgrass fertility programs beyond what the states’ prohibitions imply. 

 

The nutrient is needed for healthy root development, but it also serves many other vital growth processes in turfgrasses. 

 

Researchers long ago began realizing its importance in fueling plants’ « metabolic machinery » required for root, leaf and stem growth. 

 

If a phosphorus deficiency is not corrected, then portions of the lawn will thin and lose density. 

 

This reduces its effectiveness in preventing run-off. 

 

Also, of course, not all urban soils contain high levels of phosphorus. 

 

And this was even the case as Minnesota formulated its prohibition.

 

 Of the 3,500 « lawn data points » compiled from the region by CLC Labs’ soil testing facility, 28 per cent of the soils tested in the LOW PHOSPHORUS TEST RANGE, said CLC’s Dr Chuck Darrah. 

 

Dr Darrah’s soil-testing lab, based in Westerville, Ohio, is one of the busiest private testing facilities of its kind in the U.S. 

 

 

 

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Yes, Phosphorus Matters ( continued )

 

 

It Is A Myth That Phosphorus Bans

Will Reduce Phosphorus Run-Off

 

When We Remove The Clippings, We Are

Mining The Phosphorus Out Of The Soil

 

 

So, ultimately, what’s the outcome of the turf phosphorus prohibitions ?!?! 

 

It is too early ( or perhaps impossible ) to evaluate the effect it is having on in-land waters, given the many other sources of phosphorus that impact them. 

 

What is more certain is that the prohibitions have cast this vital plant nutrient in a negative light, at least in the minds of consumers who buy fertilizer at Home Depot, Lowe’s, or local hardware stores or garden centers. 

 

How much do they really understand about plant nutrition ?!?! 

 

How likely are they to get soil tests ?!?! 

 

What percentage of them can correctly diagnose a phosphorus deficiency should their lawns begin to thin and look anemic ?!?! 

 

Even lawns testing high for phosphorus will eventually exhaust their supply of the nutrient. 

 

According to Dr Chuck Darrah   

 

I don’t know how the average home-owner is going to recognize that their soil has run out of phosphorus. 

 

It’s a myth that the phosphorus bans will reduce or result in less phosphorus run-off. 

 

Good lawn maintenance practices have the capacity for larger reductions in run-off phosphorus than does prohibiting phosphorus. 

 

Professional applicators have adjusted to the prohibitions, and continue to do business in states with phosphorus prohibitions. 

 

Obviously, they have to be on the lookout for lawns that are beginning to thin, and they cannot hesitate to suggest soil tests to those customers. 

 

From a lawn maintenance stand-point, they probably should also suggest that property owners not remove clippings from their lawns. 

 

According to Dr Darrah   

 

When we remove the clippings, we are mining the phosphorus out of the soil.

 

 

 

REFERENCE

 

 

PHOSPHORUS USA —  IS PHOSPHORUS REGULATORS’ WHIPPING BOY ?!?! — DR CHUCK DARRAH ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2015-02-07-Is-Phosphorus-Regulators%E2%80%99-Whipping-Boy-Darrah.pdf

 

 

 

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    Fertilizer Enviro Terrжr

 

 

Phosphorus Prohibitions

In America

 

 

Let’s Return To Science

-Based Turf Fertility

 

 

 

 

December 17th, 2009

 

Mr Ron Hall

 

Athletic Turf News

 

Selected And Adapted Excerpts

 

 

 

 

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Providing The Proper Amounts Of Nutrients

 

 

It’s time to get back to university-recommended levels of soil fertility in our golf course, sports turf and commercial turfgrass programs    advice from Dr Chuck Darrah. 

 

That means providing the proper amounts of nutrients, including two of the most critical    nitrogen and phosphorus    that some of us have been skimping on. 

 

According to Dr Darrah   

 

You have to understand that these are essential plant nutrients, and plants need them and we must supply them in our fertilizers. 

 

 

 

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Price & Regulatory Action

 

 

The High Fertilizer Costs That

Rocked The Turfgrass Industry In

2007 & 2008 Have MODERATED

 

Arbitrary Phosphorus Prohibitions

Disregard The Recommendations

Of Turfgrass Experts & Universities

 

 

Evidence suggests that, because of price and regulatory action, many turfgrass managers reduced the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus in their programs. 

 

This cannot go on, not if producing green and healthy turfgrass is their goal, said Dr Darrah. 

 

Price, in particular, is no longer an excuse for giving turfgrass what it requires. 

 

The historically high fertilizer costs that rocked lawn care company owners and turfgrass managers in 2007 and 2008 have moderated. 

 

On the regulatory front, some regions of the country have enacted regulations to   

 

   Control the amount of phosphorus applied to landscapes. 

 

   Prohibit the application of lawn fertilizer during certain times of the year.  For example, several communities on Florida’s Gulf Coast no longer allow turf fertilization during the summer ( « the rainy season » ) .  That, of course, is the season when warm-season grasses are growing fastest and most in need of nutrients. 

 

   Limit how much fertilizer can be applied at one time or limiting the number of applications per year. 

 

   Establishing limits on soluble vs slow-release sources of nitrogen. 

 

Dr Darrah, founder and owner of soil testing laboratory CLC Labs, in Westerville, Ohio, was openly skeptical of the wisdom of some of these regulations, especially those that disregard or go against the recommendations of university or extension experts. 

 

According to Dr Darrah   

 

In my opinion, as an agronomist, we’ve moved in the wrong direction. 

 

We have a good story to tell in turf, if we can get the attention of the public and politicians. 

 

Nitrogen ( N ) is the most critical and expensive element in any program. 

 

Phosphorus ( P ) is essential for the establishment of newly planted turfgrass. 

 

 

 

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The Blame Game

 

 

Turfgrass Thins Out, Becomes Poorly-

Rooted, & Becomes Susceptible To

Drought & Red Thread Disease

In Phosphorus-Deficient Soils

 

 

Nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers are often blamed for contributing algae blooms in ponds and lakes.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

And, yes, by applying both elements in excessive amounts, on impervious surfaces or by blowing leaf clippings onto sidewalks or streets where they can wash into storm drains can cause serious water issues. 

 

But, the amount and manner of nutrient use are all under a turfgrass manager’s control. 

 

While turfgrass managers are keenly aware of the need for nitrogen ( N ) in keeping turfgrass green and attractive, the role of phosphorus ( P ) is sometimes not as clearly understood. 

 

Make no mistake about its importance of phosphorus ( P ), said Dr Darrah. 

 

Turfgrass thins out, becomes poorly-rooted. and becomes susceptible to drought and red thread in phosphorus-deficient soils, Dr Darrah said. 

 

 

 

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Phosphorus Issues

 

 

Overall, Up To One-Third Of Properties

May Need Additional Levels Of Phosphorus

 

When Soil Tests Are Performed, Turfgrass

Managers Tend To Increase The Levels Of

Phosphorus In Their Fertilization Programs

 

 

Phosphorus, in particular, has been singled out as a contributor to excessive algae and plant growth in ponds, lakes and bays.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

In 2001, the State of Minnesota passed legislation prohibiting the use of phosphorus fertilizer except when establishing new turfgrass or when soil tests indicate low soil phosphorus levels. 

 

Several other states and regions have followed suit. 

 

Again, in all cases, they allow the application of phosphorus ( P ) if soil tests indicate that it’s needed and during the establishment of new stands of turfgrass. 

 

It turns out that these laws often increase rather than decrease the amount of phosphorus applied to soils since many soils, when tested, are deficient in the nutrient. 

 

It’s not unusual for the sub-soils found on many residential properties to lack phosphorus ( P ). 

 

Developers often strip and sell the top-soil prior to home construction. 

 

Properties that were previously farmed and fertilized, by contrast, generally contain acceptable levels of phosphorus, which binds to soil. 

 

Dr Darrah said that of the 3,500 soil tests that his company has performed from properties in and around Minnesota’s Twin Cities, 28 per cent needed additional levels of phosphorus ( P ), according to University of Minnesota recommendations. 

 

Similarly, in Maryland, which requires soil tests for all commercially treated properties, many soils showed low levels of phosphorus ( P ), prompting turfgrass managers to increase the levels of that element in their programs. 

 

 

 

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Phosphorus Revisited

 

 

University Research Conclusively

Demonstrates That Healthy Turfgrass

Will Slow & Trap Surface Water Run-Off

 

Turfgrass Managers Should Sample

& Test Native Soils Under Their Care

Once Every Three Or Four Years

 

 

According to Dr Darrah   

 

Because of the Minnesota controversy, the universities went back and looked at phosphorus again, and what turfgrass needs. 

 

Although some states had recommended soil levels of 75 ppm or more, he said the generally agreed rate now is 20-25 ppm for established turfgrass and 40-45 ppm for turfgrass establishment. 

 

The bottom line   

 

 

Turfgrass Needs Adequate

Amounts Of Phosphorus To

Remain Vigorous & Healthy

 

 

Indeed, stands of healthy, properly fertilized and maintained turfgrass prevent rather than contribute to nutrient loading in ponds, lakes and bays, said Darrah. 

 

Work by Dr Tom Watschke at Penn State, which has been repeated with variations at other universities, including Dr Wayne Kussow at the University of Wisconsin, have conclusively demonstrated that healthy turfgrass slows and TRAPS SURFACE WATER RUN-OFF. 

 

According to Dr Darrah   

 

In a good stand of turf, we don’t get much erosional loss. 

 

Dr Darrah says that run-off is greater from a thin, poor stand of turfgrass caused by P-deficient soils   

 

Think about restoring P back into your programs, at least some P. 

 

Dr Darrah recommends that turfgrass managers should sample and test native soils under their care once every three or four years. 

 

Dr Darrah, formerly with the University of Maryland and for many years with ChemLawn, advises turfgrass managers to acquire and reference the book, « Turfgrass Soil Fertility & Chemical Problems Assessment and Management », by Dr R N Carrow, Dr D V Waddington, and Dr P E Rieke, for reliable information for keeping their fertility programs on track. 

 

Dr Darrah has reminded everyone that the price of turfgrass fertilizers has retreated from their record 2008 highs, so it’s time to quit skimping on fertilization programs ( assuming they were ) and to bring the nutrient levels of soils under their care back to university-recommended levels. 

 

 

 

REFERENCE

 

 

PHOSPHORUS USA —  LET’S RETURN TO SCIENCE-BASED TURF FERTILITY — DR CHUCK DARRAH ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2009-12-17-Let%E2%80%99s-Return-To-Science-Based-Turf-Fertility-Darrah.pdf

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

 

PHOSPHORUS

Fertilizer Nutrient

 

 

Description, Roles, & Benefits

 

 

 

 

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PHOSPHORUS AS A PLANT NUTRIENT

 

 

Phosphorus is a naturally occurring mineral nutrient that is necessary for plant growth. 

 

It is an essential part of photosynthesis & helps plants to mature properly. 

 

 

 

ROLES OF PHOSPHORUS IN TURFGRASS GROWTH

 

 

   Cell division. 

 

   Energy transformation. 

 

   Releasing energy from the breakdown of carbohydrates. 

 

   Transferring those characteristics needed for inheritance. 

 

 

 

ROLES OF PHOSPHORUS IN THE PLANT

 

 

Phosphorus plays a vital role in use of the energy sources used by the plant. 

 

It is also a key ingredient found in the cell nucleus. 

 

Deoxyribo-Nucleic Acid ( DNA ) uses phosphorus to transfer inherited characteristics. 

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF PHOSPHORUS IN THE SOIL

 

 

Phosphorus is a plant macro-nutrient that is very immobile in the soil.

 

The relationship of phosphorus with other nutrients is affected by the soil pH level. 

 

At low soil pH, calcium-phosphate will predominate. 

 

At high pH, iron & aluminum-phosphates are more dominant. 

 

 

 

BENEFITS OF PHOSPHORUS TO GROWTH

 

 

The benefits of phosphorus to turfgrass growth will include the following   

 

   Accelerating turf maturity & establishment. 

 

   Improving seed formation for reproduction. 

 

   Improving wear tolerance. 

 

   Stimulating root growth & development during the seedling stage. 

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

 

PHOSPHORUS

Fertilizer Nutrient

 

 

Environmental Issues

 

 

 

 

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Turf Fertilizers Are Not A Major

Source Of Phosphorus Pollution

 

Prohibition Has Not, & Will Not,

Help Reduce Phosphorus Loading

In Streams & Lakes

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

 

 

High phosphorus levels in waterways can lead to excessive CYANO-BACTERIA BLUE-GREEN ALGAE & aquatic plant growth which can harm aquatic life, reduce water clarity, & deplete oxygen levels that can stress or kill fish & other aquatic animals ( a condition called HYPOXIA ).

 

CYANO-BACTERIA BLUE-GREEN ALGAE can impair the recreational use of waterways.

 

Sewage discharges & AGRICULTURAL fertilizer run-off containing phosphorus contribute to increased nutrient water levels.

 

Decaying algae also produces surface scum, odor, & leads to increased insect populations.

 

 

 

SOURCES OF PHOSPHORUS POLLUTION IN WATERWAYS

 

 

   Agricultural phosphorus fertilizer that is soil injected for corn germination. 

 

   Anti-ice compounds, such as de-icing chemicals & road sand. 

 

   Excrement from urban pets, such as dogs & cats. 

 

   Excrement from waterfowl, such as geese. 

 

   Industrial discharges. 

 

   Laundry soap & dishwashing machine detergents. 

 

   Septic tank systems that are leaking and/or improperly installed. 

 

   Soil erosion from freshly-ploughed ( tilled ) agricultural land. 

 

   Soil erosion from urban construction sites. 

 

   Tree & shrub leaves that drop in the autumn months. 

 

   Waste water originating from urban treatment plants. 

 

   Turf phosphorus fertilizers are NOT a major source of phosphorus pollution. 

 

 

 

REFERENCE

 

 

FACTS ABOUT PHOSPHORUS & LAWNS ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Reference-Turf-Ornamentals-2012-03-00-Facts-About-Phosphorus-and-Lawns.pdf

 

 

GLOSSARY OF TERMS — FERTILIZER & SOIL SCIENCE ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Reference-Turf-Ornamentals-2007-00-00-Glossary-of-Terms-Fertilizers-Soil-Science-Nu-Gro-Technologies.pdf

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

 

PHOSPHORUS

Fertilizer Nutrient

 

 

Overview Of Prohibitions

 

 

 

 

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ANTI-PHOSPHORUS PROHIBITIONS

 

 

Turf phosphorus fertilizers are NOT a major source of phosphorus pollution. 

 

Nevertheless, over a dozen U.S. states & a few Canadian municipalities have prohibited phosphorus fertilizer use or sale under the misguided pretext of somehow protecting the environment. 

 

Generally, these prohibitions have EXCEPTION STATUSES for   

 

   Correcting a soil phosphorus deficiency.

 

   Establishing new turf.

 

   Repairing damaged turf.

 

Many laws also provide EXCEPTION STATUSES for   

 

   Agricultural uses.

 

   Commercial or sod farms.

 

   Gardening.

 

   Golf courses.

 

Most prohibitions are imposed for impervious, frozen, or saturated surfaces. 

 

Other provisions may include 

 

   BUFFER ZONES or SET-BACKS from waterways such as lakes or rivers. 

 

   SALES RESTRICTIONS such as displaying phosphorus fertilizer separately from other types of fertilizers & posting cautionary information. 

 

In the state of Florida, local governmental jurisdictions have been required to adopt a MODEL ORDINANCE that restricts nitrogen or phosphorus during a « prohibited application period ». 

 

 

 

UNITED STATES ANTI-PHOSPHORUS PROHIBITIONS

 

 

At least a dozen U.S. states PROHIBIT the sale and use of phosphorus fertilizer 

 

   Connecticut

 

   Florida

 

   Illinois

 

   Maine

 

   Maryland

 

   Michigan

 

   Minnesota

 

   New Jersey

 

   New York

 

   Vermont

 

   Virginia

 

   Washington

 

   Wisconsin

 

In general, these states PROHIBIT phosphorus fertilizer application unless it is for 

 

   Correcting a phosphorus deficiency.

 

   Establishing new turf.

 

   Repairing turf.

 

Many states EXEMPT agricultural lands and production, commercial or sod farms, gardening, or golf courses from Anti-Phosphorus PROHIBITION.

 

And many PROHIBIT applying any fertilizer, including phosphorus, on impervious, frozen, or saturated surfaces, or within a certain distance of a waterway ( i.e. buffer zone ).

 

Inadvertent application on IMPERVIOUS SURFACES must be removed or cleaned up.

 

Some states also have phosphorus fertilizer SALE RESTRICTIONS such as separately displaying phosphorus fertilizer and posting cautionary information. 

 

 

 

REPORTS & BLOG

 

 

USA STATE LAWS BANNING PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER USE ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Force-Of-Nature-Fertilizer-TERR%D0%96R-USA-2012-02-01-State-Laws-Banning-Phosphorus-Fertilizer-Use.pdf

 

 

USA STATE LAWS BANNING PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER USE ( Blog )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Force-Of-Nature-Fertilizer-TERR%D0%96R-USA-2012-02-01-State-Laws-Banning-Phosphorus-Fertilizer-Use-BLOG.pdf

 

 

USA LAWN CARE — PHOSPHORUS — WATERWAYS ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Force-Of-Nature-Fertilizer-TERR%D0%96R-USA-2010-12-17-Lawn-Care-Phosphorus-Waterways.pdf

 

 

 

REFERENCES

 

 

USA STATE LAWS BANNING PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER USE ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2012-02-01-State-Laws-Banning-Phosphorus-Fertilizer-Use.pdf

 

 

USA IS PHOSPHORUS REGULATORS’ WHIPPING BOY ?!?! — DR CHUCK DARRAH ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2015-02-07-Is-Phosphorus-Regulators%E2%80%99-Whipping-Boy-Darrah.pdf

 

 

USA STATE LAWS BANNING PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER USE ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2012-02-01-State-Laws-Banning-Phosphorus-Fertilizer-Use.pdf

 

 

USA PHOSPHORUS BILL ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2011-10-28-Phosphorus-Bill.pdf

 

 

USA PHOSPHORUS BILL — NORAHG RESPONSE ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2011-10-28-Phosphorus-Bill-NORAHG-RESPONSE.pdf

 

 

USA LET’S RETURN TO SCIENCE-BASED TURF FERTILITY — DR CHUCK DARRAH ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2009-12-17-Let%E2%80%99s-Return-To-Science-Based-Turf-Fertility-Darrah.pdf

 

 

USA BANS IGNORE REAL CAUSES — PART 1 — DR WAYNE KUSSOW ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2009-02-17-Bans-Ignore-Real-Causes-Part-1-Kussow.pdf

 

 

USA BANS IGNORE REAL CAUSES — PART 2 — DR WAYNE KUSSOW ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2009-03-21-Bans-Ignore-Real-Causes-Part-2-Kussow.pdf

 

 

USA PHOSPHORUS FACT & FICTION — DR WAYNE KUSSOW ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2009-01-14-Phosphorus-Fact-Fiction-Kussow.pdf

 

 

USA RIVER PHOSPHORUS DROPS FOLLOWING FERTILIZER ORDINANCE ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2008-11-03-River-Phosphorus-Drops-Following-Fertilizer-Ordinance.pdf

 

 

USA RISE — PHOSPHORUS, URBAN RUN-OFF, & AQUATIC WEEDS ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2008-00-00-RISE-Phosphorus-Urban-Run-Off-Aquatic-Weeds.pdf

 

 

USA PHOSPHORUS–FREE FERTILIZER REGULATIONS ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2008-00-00-Phosphorus%E2%80%93Free-Fertilizer-Regulations.pdf

 

 

USA RISE — SUES WISCONSIN OVER FERTILIZER BAN ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2004-12-22-RISE-Sues-Wisconsin-Over-Fertilizer-Ban.pdf

 

 

USA PHOSPHORUS FACT & FICTION — PART 1 — DR WAYNE KUSSOW ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2003-02-01-Phosphorus-Fact-Fiction-Part-1-Kussow.pdf

 

 

USA PHOSPHORUS FACT & FICTION — PART 2 — DR WAYNE KUSSOW ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2003-02-01-Phosphorus-Fact-Fiction-Part-2-Kussow.pdf

 

 

 

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The Library Of

 

 Phosphorus

Prohibitions

 

 

Fertilizer Enviro Terrжr

 

 

 

 

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Fertilizer Terrжr    Phosphorus Prohibition

 

CONNECTICUT, State of

 

 

Connecticut’s Phosphorus Prohibition Applies

To EVERYONE, But There Are Exception

Statuses For Sod Farms & Golf Courses

 

Connecticut’s Anti-Phosphorus Prohibition Is

Enviro-Terrжr That Is Biased, Highly Prejudicial,

Inconsistent, Unfair, Subversive, & Destructive

 

In Order To Be Consistent & Fair, There Should

Be NO #@!!% Exception Statuses Whatsoever

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Property owner have been prohibited from using fertilizers that contain phosphorus on their lawns. 

 

The prohibition exempts golf courses and sod farms. 

 

However, the prohibition applies to ALL users from December through February. 

 

Furthermore, fertilizers must not be applied within 20-feet of a body of water. 

 

 

 

REFERENCES

 

 

CONNECTICUT NEW STATE LAWS WILL AFFECT LAWN CARE ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Connecticut-2012-12-30-New-State-Laws-Will-Affect-Lawn-Care.pdf

 

 

CONNECTICUT PHOSPHORUS BILL APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Connecticut-2012-05-09-Phosphorus-Bill-Approved-Unanimously.pdf

 

 

 

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Fertilizer Terrжr    Phosphorus Prohibition

 

FLORIDA, State of

 

 

Florida’s Phosphorus Prohibition Applies To

EVERYONE, But There Are Exception Statuses For

Agriculture    The Biggest User Of Phosphorus

 

Florida’s Anti-Phosphorus Prohibition Is

Enviro-Terrжr That Is Biased, Highly Prejudicial,

Inconsistent, Unfair, Subversive, & Destructive

 

In Order To Be Consistent & Fair, There Should

Be NO #@!!% Exception Statuses Whatsoever

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Florida state law requires certain counties and municipalities located in nutrient-impaired water-sheds to adopt the state’s model ordinance for any fertilizer use in urban landscapes and may adopt more stringent standards if certain conditions are met.

 

The law encourages other counties and municipalities to adopt the ordinance or an equivalent. 

 

Among other things, the Model Ordinance for Florida-Friendly Fertilizer Use on Urban Landscapes   

 

   Establishes fertilizer content and application rates. 

 

   PROHIBITIONS applying fertilizer containing phosphorus or nitrogen to saturated soils, impervious surfaces, or during a « prohibited application period ». 

 

   Establishes a three-foot to ten-foot set-back [ buffer zone ] for application near water sources such as streams, lakes, or wetlands. 

 

   Exempts agriculture. 

 

 

 

REPORTS

 

 

FLORIDA TAMPA BAY APPROVES BAN ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Force-Of-Nature-Fertilizer-TERR%D0%96R-USA-Florida-2011-06-23-Tampa-Bay-Approves-Ban.pdf

 

 

FLORIDA PINELLAS — NITROGEN & PHOSPHORUS PROHIBITION ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Force-Of-Nature-Fertilizer-TERR%D0%96R-USA-Florida-2011-06-01-Pinellas-Nitrogen-Phosphorus-Prohibition.pdf

 

 

FLORIDA STATE-WIDE PRE-EMPTION ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Force-Of-Nature-Fertilizer-TERR%D0%96R-USA-Florida-2011-03-22-State-Wide-Pre-Emption.pdf

 

 

FLORIDA NITROGEN & PHOSPHORUS PROHIBITION ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Force-Of-Nature-Fertilizer-TERR%D0%96R-USA-Florida-2010-06-01-Nitrogen-AND-Phosphorus-Prohibition.pdf

 

 

 

REFERENCES

 

 

FLORIDA DID THE SUMMER FERTILIZER BAN WORK — INDIAN RIVER LAGOON ?!?! ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Florida-2014-10-04-Did-The-Summer-Fertilizer-Ban-Work-Indian-River-Lagoon.pdf

 

 

FLORIDA UF STUDY — RAINY SEASON FERTILIZER BANS MAY HARM GRASS ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Florida-2013-02-20-UF-Study-Rainy-Season-Fertilizer-Bans-May-Harm-Grass.pdf

 

 

FLORIDA FORCES FIGHT FOR LOCAL FERTILIZER ORDINANCES ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Florida-2012-02-06-Forces-Fight-For-Local-Fertilizer-Ordinances.pdf

 

 

FLORIDA SIERRA CLUB FIGHTS FLORIDA FERTILIZER LAWS ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Florida-2012-02-03-Sierra-Club-Fights-Florida-Fertilizer-Laws.pdf

 

 

FLORIDA FERTILIZER BAN — PINELLAS COUNTY & TAMPA ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Florida-2011-05-31-Fertilizer-Ban-Pinellas-Coubty-Tampa.pdf

 

 

FLORIDA FERTILIZER FIRESTORM STILL BURNING — SAFELAWNS ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Florida-2011-03-24-Fertilizer-Firestorm-Still-Burning-SafeLawns.pdf

 

 

FLORIDA LAWMAKERS CONSIDER ABOLISHING LOCAL BANS ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Florida-2011-03-15-Lawmakers-Consider-Abolishing-Local-Bans.pdf

 

 

FLORIDA LAWN FERTILIZER MISUSE & WATER QUALITY ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Florida-2011-02-24-Lawn-Fertilizer-Misuse-Water-Quality.pdf

 

 

FLORIDA STATE FERTILIZER PRE-EMPTION LAW ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Florida-2011-02-22-State-Fertilizer-Pre-Emption-Law.pdf

 

 

FLORIDA SIERRA CLUB PUSHES TO RESTRICT FERTILIZER USE ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Florida-2010-08-24-Sierra-Club-Pushes-To-Restrict-Fertilizer-Use.pdf

 

 

FLORIDA SUMMER FERTILIZER BANS SPREADING LIKE WEEDS ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Florida-2010-07-02-Summer-Fertilizer-Bans-Spreading-Like-Weeds.pdf

 

 

FLORIDA MODEL ORDINANCE FOR FERTILIZER USE ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Florida-2010-00-00-Model-Ordinance-For-Fertilizer-Use.pdf

 

 

 

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Fertilizer Terrжr    Phosphorus Prohibition

 

GOLF INDUSTRY

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

The #@!!% Arbitrary Reduction

Of Nutrients In The Golf Industry

 

 

Observers are dismayed that activist-superintendents who are employed by a golf facility would be allowed to adopt and spread radical and costly doctrines that are anti-golf-industry. 

 

These activist-superintendents DO NOT understand that they are NOT employed to experiment with doctrines that DO NOT WORK and may even involve the use of illegal products. 

 

They have been falsely-alleging that their reduced fertilizer doctrines have unverifiably benefited their golf courses.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

Sadly, these superintendents are being validated by left-wing, fertilizer-hating, fanatжcal, and incompetent trade associations. 

 

Moreover, activist-superintendents have gone so far as to overtly LIE, claiming that there are NO negative impacts from reduced fertilizer doctrines.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

In fact, playing conditions are heavily impacted by the reduction of fertilizers. 

 

These ridiculous doctrines will quickly doom the golf industry’s superintendents, who cannot manage their facilities without essential, yes essential, fertilizer nutrients. 

 

The vast majority of golf facilities that adopt these types of ridiculous doctrines become victims of receivership and bankruptcy, and / or become unplayable garbage dumps. 

 

Some observers are beginning to question the competency of some superintendents to provide what golfers demand    high-quality playing conditions. 

 

Their adoption of ridiculous reduced fertilizer doctrines may be seen as betraying the golf industry in the most insidious ways possible. 

 

Observers are also dismayed that activist-superintendents go so far as to coerce, intimidate, and terrжrize other golf superintendents with these ridiculous and arbitrary doctrines. 

 

These fanatжcs must be discredited.

 

 

 

BLOGS

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY ARBITRARY REDUCTION OF NUTRIENTS ( Blog )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Force-Of-Nature-Fertilizer-TERR%D0%96R-Golf-Industry-2017-02-16-Arbitrary-Reduction-Of-Nutrients-BLOG.pdf

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY   U.S. FERTILIZER-HATING TRADE ASSOCIATIONS CONSPIRE TO REDUCE ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS ( Blog )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Force-Of-Nature-Fertilizer-TERR%D0%96R-USA-2016-07-07-Fertilizer-Hating-Trade-Assns-Conspire-To-Reduce-Fertilizers-BLOG.pdf

 

 

 

――――――――――  Prohibition Has Not, & Will Not, Help Reduce Phosphorus Loading In Streams & Lakes

 

 

 

Fertilizer Terrжr    Phosphorus Prohibition

 

ILLINOIS, State of

 

 

Illinois’s Phosphorus Prohibition Applies To

EVERYONE, But There Are Exception Statuses

For Agricultural Lands & Production, Commercial

Sod Farms, Golf Courses, & Rights-Of-Way

  Among The Biggest Users Of Phosphorus

 

Illinois’s Anti-Phosphorus Prohibition Is

Enviro-Terrжr That Is Biased, Highly Prejudicial,

Inconsistent, Unfair, Subversive, & Destructive

 

In Order To Be Consistent & Fair, There Should

Be NO #@!!% Exception Statuses Whatsoever

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Effective date    October 20th, 2010. 

 

Applicators affected    « Applicator for hire » ( licensed commercial, certified applicators, and others ). 

 

Exempt applicators & allowed phosphorus fertilizer use    Golf courses.  Commercial & sod farms.  Agricultural lands & production.  Right-of-ways.  Phosphorus deficiency.  Establish new turf.  Lawn repair. 

 

Application to paved or impervious surfaces    Prohibited, must clean up if inadvertent. 

 

Set-backs from water ( buffer zone )    3-foot to 15-foot set-back. 

 

Application on frozen & saturated soils    Prohibited. 

 

Restrictions on phosphorus lawn fertilizer sales    No restrictions.

 

 

 

REFERENCE

 

 

ILLINOIS PHOSPHORUS IS NOT FOR US ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Illinois-2010-04-01-Phosphorus-Is-Not-For-Us.pdf

 

 

ILLINOIS USA STATE LAWS BANNING PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER USE ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2012-02-01-State-Laws-Banning-Phosphorus-Fertilizer-Use.pdf

 

 

 

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Fertilizer Terrжr    Fertilizer Prohibition

 

LAC BEAUPORT, Town of ( Quebec )

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Fanatжcal & Abusive Prohibition Against

Pest Control Products AND Fertilizers

Has Been Challenged In Lac-Beauport

 

 

The prohibition adopted by Lac-Beauport in January 2016 to prohibit the use of pest control products and fertilizers    is not making everyone happy. 

 

Lac-Beauport is a town located in the Quebec City region, with a population of over 7200 people. 

 

The Quebec Association of Ornamental Horticulture Services ( QAOHS L ASHOQ ) denounced the prohibition it considers « abusive ». 

 

It believes that this prohibition will also be difficult to follow. 

 

Under the Lac-Beauport prohibition, residents cannot apply either fertilizer or pest control products on their lawns, except under certain conditions and only after obtaining a permit. 

 

In order to impose this arbitrary prohibition, Lac-Beauport has used the pretexts that water-ways and the health of citizens in its territory need to be somehow protected.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

 

 

BLOG

 

 

LAC-BEAUPORT PROHIBITION AGAINST PCPs & FERTILIZERS CHALLENGED ( Blog )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Force-Of-Nature-Fertilizer-TERR%D0%96R-Quebec-Lac-Beauport-2016-05-02-Prohibition-Challenged-BLOG.pdf

 

 

 

REFERENCES

 

 

LAC-BEAUPORT LES PESTICIDES & LES ENGRAIS BANNIS ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-Quebec-Lac-Beauport-2016-01-12-Les-pesticides-les-engrais-bannis.pdf

 

 

LAC-BEAUPORT LE RÈGLEMENT SUR LES PESTICIDES CONTESTÉ ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-Quebec-Lac-Beauport-2016-05-02-Le-r%C3%A8glement-sur-les-pesticides-contest%C3%A9.pdf

 

 

 

――――――――――  Prohibition Has Not, & Will Not, Help Reduce Phosphorus Loading In Streams & Lakes

 

 

 

Fertilizer Terrжr    Phosphorus Prohibition

 

MAGOG, City of ( Quebec )

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

In 2009, under the pretext of somehow « protecting » its lakes from cyano-bacteria blue-green algae, the enviro-lunatжc city council of the city of Magog, located in the province of Quebec, prohibited the fertilizer nutrient phosphorus, and severely restricted the use of nitrogen. 

 

Consequently, professional lawn care companies and do-it-yourself-home-owners have been permitted to use only 2 per cent nitrogen, but with no restriction on potassium.  

 

However, phosphorus has been totally prohibited. 

 

 

 

――――――――――  Prohibition Has Not, & Will Not, Help Reduce Phosphorus Loading In Streams & Lakes

 

 

 

Fertilizer Terrжr    Phosphorus Prohibition

 

MAINE, State of

 

 

Maine’s Phosphorus Prohibition Applies To

EVERYONE, But There Are Exception Statuses

For Agriculture, Sod Farms, & Gardening

  Among The Biggest Users Of Phosphorus

 

Maine’s Anti-Phosphorus Prohibition Is

Enviro-Terrжr That Is Biased, Highly Prejudicial,

Inconsistent, Unfair, Subversive, & Destructive

 

In Order To Be Consistent & Fair, There Should

Be NO #@!!% Exception Statuses Whatsoever

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Year passed    2007. 

 

Effective date     2008. 

 

Applicators affected    All persons. 

 

Exempt applicators & allowed phosphorus fertilizer use    Agriculture.  Phosphorus deficiency.  Establish new turf.  Sod farms.  Turf repair.  Gardening. 

 

Application to paved or impervious surfaces    No restrictions. 

 

Set-backs from water ( buffer zone )    None. 

 

Application on frozen & saturated soils    No restrictions. 

 

Restrictions on phosphorus lawn fertilizer sales    Post signs about fertilizer use at point of sale.

 

 

 

REFERENCE

 

 

MAINE USA STATE LAWS BANNING PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER USE ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2012-02-01-State-Laws-Banning-Phosphorus-Fertilizer-Use.pdf

 

 

 

――――――――――  Prohibition Has Not, & Will Not, Help Reduce Phosphorus Loading In Streams & Lakes

 

 

 

Fertilizer Terrжr    Phosphorus Prohibition

 

MARYLAND, State of

 

 

Maryland’s Phosphorus Prohibition Applies To

EVERYONE, But There Are Exception Statuses

For Agricultural Purposes & Commercial Sod

Farms    The Biggest Users Of Phosphorus

 

Maryland’s Anti-Phosphorus Prohibition Is

Enviro-Terrжr That Is Biased, Highly Prejudicial,

Inconsistent, Unfair, Subversive, & Destructive

 

In Order To Be Consistent & Fair, There Should

Be NO #@!!% Exception Statuses Whatsoever

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Year passed    2011. 

 

Effective dates    2013. 

 

Applicators affected    Everyone. 

 

Exempt applicators & allowed phosphorus fertilizer use    Agricultural purposes.  Commercial sod farms.  Phosphorus deficiency.  Establish new turf.  Turf repair. 

 

Application to paved or impervious surfaces    Prohibited. 

 

Set-backs from water ( buffer zone )    10-foot to 15-foot set-back. 

 

Application on frozen & saturated soils    Prohibited from November 16 to February 29, or on frozen ground. 

 

Restrictions on phosphorus lawn fertilizer sales    Must sell low phosphorus fertilizer for lawns unless organic & sold to professional. 

 

 

 

REPORT

 

 

MARYLAND PHOSPHORUS & NITROGEN BAN — SCOTTS SUPPORT ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Force-Of-Nature-Fertilizer-TERR%D0%96R-USA-Maryland-2011-05-19-Phosphorus-AND-Nitrogen-BAN-Scotts-Support.pdf

 

 

 

REFERENCES

 

 

MARYLAND LAWN FERTILIZER LIMITS BECOME LAW ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Maryland-2011-05-19-Lawn-Fertilizer-Limits-Become-Law.pdf

 

 

MARYLAND 7 SMART LAWN-FERTILIZER TIPS ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Maryland-2011-07-20-7-Smart-Lawn-Fertilizer-Tips.pdf

 

 

MARYLAND USA STATE LAWS BANNING PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER USE ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2012-02-01-State-Laws-Banning-Phosphorus-Fertilizer-Use.pdf

 

 

 

――――――――――  Prohibition Has Not, & Will Not, Help Reduce Phosphorus Loading In Streams & Lakes

 

 

 

Fertilizer Terrжr    Phosphorus Prohibition

 

MICHIGAN, State of

 

 

Michigan’s Phosphorus Prohibition Applies To

EVERYONE, But There Are Exception Statuses

For Commercial Farm Land & Golf Courses

  Among The Biggest Users Of Phosphorus

 

Michigan’s Anti-Phosphorus Prohibition Is

Enviro-Terrжr That Is Biased, Highly Prejudicial,

Inconsistent, Unfair, Subversive, & Destructive

 

In Order To Be Consistent & Fair, There Should

Be NO #@!!% Exception Statuses Whatsoever

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Year passed    2010. 

 

Effective date    2012. 

 

Applicators affected    All persons. 

 

Exempt applicators & allowed phosphorus fertilizer use    Golf courses.  Commercial farm land.  Phosphorus deficiency.  Establish new turf. 

 

Application to paved or impervious surfaces    Must clean up if applied. 

 

Set-backs from water ( buffer zone )    3-foot to 15-foot set-back. 

 

Application on frozen & saturated soils    Prohibited. 

 

Restrictions on phosphorus lawn fertilizer sales    No restrictions. 

 

 

 

REPORT

 

 

MICHIGAN PHOSPHORUS PROHIBITION ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Force-Of-Nature-Fertilizer-TERR%D0%96R-USA-Michigan-2010-12-05-Phosphorus-Prohibition.pdf

 

 

 

REFERENCE

 

 

MICHIGAN BAN ON PHOSPHORUS IN FERTILIZER ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Michigan-2010-12-05-Ban-On-Phosphorus-In-Fertilizer.pdf

 

 

MICHIGAN USA STATE LAWS BANNING PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER USE ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2012-02-01-State-Laws-Banning-Phosphorus-Fertilizer-Use.pdf

 

 

 

――――――――――  Prohibition Has Not, & Will Not, Help Reduce Phosphorus Loading In Streams & Lakes

 

 

 

Fertilizer Terrжr    Phosphorus Prohibition

 

MINNESOTA, State of

 

 

Minnesota’s Phosphorus Prohibition Applies To

EVERYONE, But There Are Exception Statuses For

Agricultural Lands & Production, Golf Courses, &

Sod Farms    The Biggest Users Of Phosphorus

 

Minnesota’s Anti-Phosphorus Prohibition Is

Enviro-Terrжr That Is Biased, Highly Prejudicial,

Inconsistent, Unfair, Subversive, & Destructive

 

In Order To Be Consistent & Fair, There Should

Be NO #@!!% Exception Statuses Whatsoever

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Year passed    2002.  ( 2007 ? )

 

Effective date    2004. 

 

Applicators affected    All persons. 

 

Exempt applicators & allowed phosphorus fertilizer use    Golf courses.  Sod farms.  Agricultural lands & production.  Phosphorus deficiency.  Establish new turf. 

 

Application to paved or impervious surfaces    Prohibited, must clean up if applied. 

 

Setbacks from water ( buffer zone )    None.

 

Application on frozen & saturated soils    No restrictions.

 

Restrictions on phosphorus lawn fertilizer sales    No restrictions.

 

 

 

REFERENCE

 

 

MINNESOTA PHOSPHORUS FACT & FICTION — KUSSOW ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Minnesota-2009-01-14-Phosphorus-Fact-Fiction-Kussow.pdf

 

 

MINNESOTA USA STATE LAWS BANNING PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER USE ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2012-02-01-State-Laws-Banning-Phosphorus-Fertilizer-Use.pdf

 

 

 

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Fertilizer Terrжr    Phosphorus Prohibition

 

NEW JERSEY, State of

 

 

New Jersey’s Phosphorus Prohibition Applies

To EVERYONE, However There Are Exception

Statuses For Commercial Farms & Golf Courses

  Among The Biggest Users Of Phosphorus

 

New Jersey’s Anti-Phosphorus Prohibition Is

Enviro-Terrжr That Is Biased, Highly Prejudicial,

Inconsistent, Unfair, Subversive, & Destructive

 

In Order To Be Consistent & Fair, There Should

Be NO #@!!% Exception Statuses Whatsoever

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Year passed    2010.  

 

Effective dates    2011 – 2013. 

 

Applicators affected    All persons. 

 

Exempt applicators & allowed phosphorus fertilizer use    Golf courses.  Commercial Farms.  Phosphorus deficiency.  Establish new turf.  Turf repair. 

 

Application to paved or impervious surfaces    Prohibited, must clean up if inadvertent. 

 

Set-backs from water ( buffer zone )    10-foot to 15-foot set-back. 

 

Application on frozen & saturated soils    Prohibited during heavy rain or when predicted, on saturated or frozen ground, or from November 16 to February 29 ( December 2 to February 29 for professionals ).

 

Restrictions on phosphorus lawn fertilizer sales    Sale prohibited to consumers unless for deficiency, new turf, or turf repair.

 

 

 

REPORT

 

 

NEW JERSEY NITROGEN PROHIBITION ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Force-Of-Nature-Fertilizer-TERR%D0%96R-USA-New-Jersey-2010-12-13-Nitrogen-Prohibition.pdf

 

 

 

REFERENCES

 

 

NEW JERSEY LAWN REPLACEMENT INCENTIVES ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-New-Jersey-2011-02-00-Lawn-Replacement-Incentives.pdf

 

 

NEW JERSEY LAWMAKERS PASS BILL WITH RESTRICTIVE STANDARDS ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-New-Jersey-2010-12-13-Lawmakers-Pass-Bill-With-Restrictive-Standards.pdf

 

 

NEW JERSEY LAWN CARE PRODUCTS FACE BAN ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-New-Jersey-2010-09-08-Lawn-Care-Products-Face-Ban.pdf

 

 

NEW JERSEY USA STATE LAWS BANNING PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER USE ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2012-02-01-State-Laws-Banning-Phosphorus-Fertilizer-Use.pdf

 

 

 

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Fertilizer Terrжr    Phosphorus Prohibition

 

NEW YORK, State of

 

 

New York’s Phosphorus Prohibition Applies To

EVERYONE, But There Are Exception Statuses

For Agricultural Lands & Production, Sod Farms,

& Gardens    The Biggest Users Of Phosphorus

 

New York’s Anti-Phosphorus Prohibition Is

Enviro-Terrжr That Is Biased, Highly Prejudicial,

Inconsistent, Unfair, Subversive, & Destructive

 

In Order To Be Consistent & Fair, There Should

Be NO #@!!% Exception Statuses Whatsoever

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Year passed    2010. 

 

Effective date    2012. 

 

Applicators affected    All persons. 

 

Exempt applicators and allowed phosphorus fertilizer use    Gardens.  Agricultural lands & production.  Sod farms.  Phosphorus deficiency.  Establish new turf. 

 

Application to paved or impervious surfaces    Prohibited, must clean up if applied. 

 

Set-backs from water ( buffer zone )    3-foot to 20-foot set-back. 

 

Application on frozen & saturated soils    Prohibited between December 1 and April 1. 

 

Restrictions on phosphorus lawn fertilizer sales    Display phosphorus fertilizer separately.  Post educational signs. 

 

 

 

DON’T « P » ON YOUR LAWN

 

 

New York’s phosphorus prohibition came in the wake of a repulsive enviro-lunatжc campaign called « Don’t P On Your Lawn » which was organized by environmental-terrжrist organizations to mis-inform residents against the use of phosphorus fertilizers on their lawns, unless a soil test indicated that they needed it. 

 

« Don’t P On Your Lawn » was also treacherously supported by Cornell University, a nest of anti-pesticide and anti-fertilizer lunatжcs. 

 

Prohibition was legislated under the false-pretext that phosphorus fertilizer used in turfgrass maintenance was somehow one of the leading contributors to toxic cyano-bacteria blue-green algae. 

 

 

 

REPORT

 

 

NEW YORK PHOSPHORUS RESTRICTION ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Force-Of-Nature-Fertilizer-TERR%D0%96R-USA-New-York-2010-08-15-Phosphorus-Restriction.pdf

 

 

 

REFERENCES

 

 

NEW YORK STATE BILL AIMS TO REVERSE LOCAL LAWS BANS ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-New-York-2012-05-08-State-Bill-Aims-To-Reverse-Local-laws-Bans.pdf

 

 

NEW YORK DON’T P ON YOUR LAWN ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-New-York-2012-01-01-Dont-P-On-Your-Lawn.pdf

 

 

NEW YORK BANS ON DETERGENT & LAWN FERTILIZER ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-New-York-2010-08-15-Bans-On-Detergent-Lawn-Fertilizer.pdf

 

 

NEW YORK INDUSTRY ALLIANCE ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-New-York-2010-00-00-Industry-Alliance.pdf

 

 

NEW YORK USA STATE LAWS BANNING PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER USE ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2012-02-01-State-Laws-Banning-Phosphorus-Fertilizer-Use.pdf

 

 

 

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Fertilizer Terrжr    Phosphorus Prohibition

 

SUDBURY, City of ( Ontario )

 

 

Sudbury’s Prohibition Does Not Apply To Over

95 Per Cent Of All Phosphorus Fertilizer Use

 

This Is Biased, Highly Prejudicial, Inconsistent,

Unfair, Subversive, & Destructive To Businesses

 

In Order To Be Consistent & Fair, There Should

Be NO #@!!% Exception Statuses Whatsoever

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

On July 13th, 2011, the enviro-lunatжc city council of Greater Sudbury passed a needless, senseless, and malicious prohibition and restriction against fertilizer used in the urban landscape.

 

Sudbury was the first municipality in Ontario to enact phosphorus prohibition, which came into effect in April 2012. 

 

Sudbury also restricted all fertilizer used by the professional lawn care industry. 

 

Sudbury legislated based solely on misguided fears about fertilizer and alleged effects on cyano-bacteria blue-green algae in water. 

 

There have been ridiculous allegations that one-pound of phosphorus can create 700 pounds of blue-green algae.  [  ?!?!  ] 

 

Two environmental-terrжrist-organizations coerced and intimidated the Greater Sudbury council to prohibit and restrict fertilizers. 

 

The Sudbury prohibition has   

 

   banned fertilizer use of phosphorus, but there are exceptions 

 

   banned all fertilizer use on frozen ground 

 

   banned all fertilizer use during rain, or when rain is predicted 

 

   banned all fertilizer use within 15 metres of any water body 

 

   banned all fertilizer use on impervious surfaces such as driveways and parking lots. 

 

The Sudbury prohibition does not apply to over 95 per cent of all phosphorus fertilizer use 

 

   the use of phosphorus to establish turf from seed or sod 

 

   the use of phosphorus when a soil test indicates a deficiency 

 

   the use of phosphorus on agricultural land 

 

   the use of phosphorus on sod farms 

 

   the use of phosphorus on golf courses. 

 

 

 

REPORT

 

 

SUDBURY, ONTARIO FIRST PHOSPHORUS BAN ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Force-Of-Nature-Fertilizer-TERR%D0%96R-Ontario-Sudbury-2011-07-13-First-Phosphorus-Ban.pdf

 

 

 

REFERENCES

 

 

SUDBURY BANNING PHOSPHORUS MAY NOT SOLVE PROBLEM ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-Ontario-Sudbury-2011-07-08-Banning-Phosphorus-May-Not-Solve-Problem.pdf

 

 

SUDBURY ARE OUR CITY COUNCILLORS FOR REAL ?!?! ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-Ontario-Sudbury-2011-07-20-Are-Our-City-Councillors-For-Real.pdf

 

 

SUDBURY POINT OF VIEW ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-Ontario-Sudbury-2011-07-13-Point-Of-View.pdf

 

 

SUDBURY FIRST COMMUNITY IN ONTARIO TO BAN FERTILIZERS ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-Ontario-Sudbury-2011-07-13-First-Community-In-Ontario-To-Ban-Fertilizers.pdf

 

 

SUDBURY BY-LAW AIMED TO REDUCE ALGAE IN LAKES ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-Ontario-Sudbury-2011-07-13-By-Law-Aimed-To-Reduce-Algae-In-Lakes.pdf

 

 

SUDBURY COUNCIL PONDERS PHOSPHATE BAN ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-Ontario-Sudbury-2011-07-12-Council-Ponders-Phosphate-Ban.pdf

 

 

 

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Fertilizer Terrжr    Phosphorus Prohibitions

 

VERMONT, State of

 

 

Vermont’s Phosphorus Prohibition Applies To

EVERYONE, But There Are Exception Statuses For

Agricultural Lands & Production, Sod Farms, &

Golf Courses    The Biggest Users Of Phosphorus

 

Vermont’s Anti-Phosphorus Prohibition Is

Enviro-Terrжr That Is Biased, Highly Prejudicial,

Inconsistent, Unfair, Subversive, & Destructive

 

In Order To Be Consistent & Fair, There Should

Be NO #@!!% Exception Statuses Whatsoever

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Year passed    2011. 

 

Effective dates    2011-2012. 

 

Applicators affected    All persons. 

 

Exempt applicators & allowed phosphorus fertilizer use    Golf courses.  Sod farms.  Agricultural lands & production.  Phosphorus deficiency.  Establish new turf. 

 

Application to paved or impervious surfaces    Prohibited, must clean up if applied. 

 

Set-backs from water ( buffer zone )    25-foot set-back. 

 

Application on frozen and saturated soils    Prohibited from October 16 to March 31, or on frozen ground. 

 

Restrictions on phosphorus lawn fertilizer sales    Display phosphorus fertilizer separately.  Post educational signs. 

 

 

 

DON’T « P » ON YOUR LAWN

 

 

New York’s phosphorus prohibition came in the wake of a repulsive enviro-lunatжc campaign called « Don’t P On Your Lawn » which was organized by Lake Champlain environmental-terrжrist organizations to mis-inform residents against the use of phosphorus fertilizers on their lawns, unless a soil test indicated that they needed it. 

 

« Don’t P On Your Lawn » was also treacherously supported by Cornell University, a nest of anti-pesticide and anti-fertilizer lunatжcs. 

 

Prohibition was legislated under the false-pretext that phosphorus fertilizer used in turfgrass maintenance was somehow one of the leading contributors to toxic cyano-bacteria blue-green algae in Lake Champlain. 

 

 

 

REPORT

 

 

VERMONT LAW BANS PHOSPHORUS — DON’T « P » ON YOUR LAWN ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Force-Of-Nature-Fertilizer-TERR%D0%96R-USA-Vermont-2012-04-23-Law-Bans-Phosphorus-Don%E2%80%99t-P-On-Your-Lawn.pdf

 

 

 

REFERENCES

 

 

VERMONT LAW BANS POPULAR FERTILIZERS ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Vermont-2012-04-23-Law-Bans-Popular-Fertilizers.pdf

 

 

VERMONT DON’T P ON YOUR LAWN ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Vermont-2012-01-01-Dont-P-On-Your-Lawn.pdf

 

 

VERMONT REDUCING USE IN LAWN — LAKE CHAMPLAIN — SLIDE SHOW ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Vermont-2012-00-00-Reducing-Use-In-Lawn-Lake-Champlain-SLIDE-SHOW.pdf

 

 

VERMONT USA STATE LAWS BANNING PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER USE ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2012-02-01-State-Laws-Banning-Phosphorus-Fertilizer-Use.pdf

 

 

 

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Fertilizer Terrжr    Phosphorus Prohibition

 

VIRGINIA, State of

 

 

Virginia’s Phosphorus Prohibition Applies To

EVERYONE, But There Are Exception Statuses

For Agricultural Use, Golf Courses, & Gardening

  Among The Biggest Users Of Phosphorus

 

Virginia’s Anti-Phosphorus Prohibition Is

Enviro-Terrжr That Is Biased, Highly Prejudicial,

Inconsistent, Unfair, Subversive, & Destructive

 

In Order To Be Consistent & Fair, There Should

Be NO #@!!% Exception Statuses Whatsoever

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Year passed    2011. 

 

Effective date    2013. 

 

Applicators affected    All persons. 

 

Exempt applicators & allowed phosphorus fertilizer use    Phosphorus deficiency.  Establish new turf.  Turf repair.  Agricultural use.  Gardening.  Golf courses management plan.

 

Application to paved or impervious surfaces    Package label prohibits certain uses. 

 

Set-backs from water ( buffer zone )    None. 

 

Application on frozen and saturated soils    Package label prohibits certain uses. 

 

Restrictions on phosphorus lawn fertilizer sales    Sale of lawn maintenance fertilizer prohibited.  Can sell existing stock. 

 

 

 

REPORTS

 

 

VIRGINIA PHOSPHORUS PROHIBITION ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Force-Of-Nature-Fertilizer-TERR%D0%96R-USA-Virginia-2011-02-25-Phosphorus-Prohibition.pdf

 

 

VIRGINIA PHOSPHORUS PROHIBITION ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Force-Of-Nature-Fertilizer-TERR%D0%96R-USA-Virginia-2011-08-15-Collision-Course-Phosphorus-Prohibition.pdf

 

 

 

REFERENCES

 

 

VIRGINIA BANNING PHOSPHORUS ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Virginia-2011-02-25-Banning-Phosphorus.pdf

 

 

VIRGINIA GOVERNOR SIGNS ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP LEGISLATION ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Virginia-2011-08-15-Governor-Signs-Environmental-Stewardship-Legislation.pdf

 

 

VIRGINIA USA STATE LAWS BANNING PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER USE ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2012-02-01-State-Laws-Banning-Phosphorus-Fertilizer-Use.pdf

 

 

 

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Fertilizer Terrжr    Phosphorus Prohibition

 

WASHINGTON, State of

 

 

Washington’s Phosphorus Prohibition Applies

To EVERYONE, But There Are Exception Statuses

For Agricultural Land Or Production & Sod Farms

  Among The Biggest Users Of Phosphorus

 

Washington’s Anti-Phosphorus Prohibition Is

Enviro-Terrжr That Is Biased, Highly Prejudicial,

Inconsistent, Unfair, Subversive, & Destructive

 

In Order To Be Consistent & Fair, There Should

Be NO #@!!% Exception Statuses Whatsoever

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Year passed    2011. 

 

Effective date    2013. 

 

Applicators affected    All persons. 

 

Exempt applicators & allowed phosphorus fertilizer use    Establish new turf.  Turf repair.  Phosphorus deficiency.  Gardens.  Sod farms.  Agricultural land or production. 

 

Application to paved or impervious surfaces    Prohibited. 

 

Set-backs from water ( buffer zone )    None. 

 

Application on frozen & saturated soils    Prohibited on frozen ground. 

 

Restrictions on phosphorus lawn fertilizer sales    Sale prohibited unless for an allowed use & properly labeled.  Could sell existing stock once prohibition was imposed. 

 

 

 

REFERENCE

 

 

WASHINGTON USA STATE LAWS BANNING PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER USE ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2012-02-01-State-Laws-Banning-Phosphorus-Fertilizer-Use.pdf

 

 

 

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Fertilizer Terrжr    Phosphorus Prohibition

 

WISCONSIN, State of

 

 

Wisconsin’s Phosphorus Prohibition Applies

To EVERYONE, But There Are Exception Statuses

For Agricultural Land & Production & Sod Farms

  Among The Biggest Users Of Phosphorus

 

Wisconsin’s Anti-Phosphorus Prohibition Is

Enviro-Terrжr That Is Biased, Highly Prejudicial,

Inconsistent, Unfair, Subversive, & Destructive

 

In Order To Be Consistent & Fair, There Should

Be NO #@!!% Exception Statuses Whatsoever

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Year passed    2009. 

 

Effective date    2010. 

 

Applicators affected    All persons. 

 

Exempt applicators & allowed phosphorus fertilizer use    Sod farms.  Agricultural land & production.  Phosphorus deficiency.  Establish new turf. 

 

Application to paved or impervious surfaces    Prohibited, must clean up if inadvertent. 

 

Set-backs from water ( buffer zone )    None. 

 

Application on frozen & saturated soils    Prohibited on frozen ground. 

 

Restrictions on phosphorus lawn fertilizer sales    No display but may post sign.  Must sell only for specific purposes.

 

 

 

REPORT

 

 

WISCONSIN TERRЖR NEVER ENDS ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Force-Of-Nature-Fertilizer-TERR%D0%96R-USA-Wisconsin-2010-04-01-Terr%D0%B6r-NEVER-Ends.pdf

 

 

 

REFERENCES

 

 

WISCONSIN EFFECTS OF LAWN FERTILIZER ON RUN-OFF ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Wisconsin-2002-00-00-Effects-of-Lawn-Fertilizer-On-Run-Off.pdf

 

 

WISCONSIN PANEL TO HEAR REPEAL ON PHOSPHORUS BAN ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Wisconsin-2012-01-10-Panel-To-Hear-Repeal-On-Phosphorus-Ban.pdf

 

 

WISCONSIN TURF FERTILIZER REGULATIONS ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Wisconsin-2010-04-01-Turf-Fertilizer-Regulations.pdf

 

 

WISCONSIN FERTILIZER BAN — CHAPTER 94 ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Wisconsin-2009-12-30-Fertilizer-Ban-Chapter-94.pdf

 

 

WISCONSIN RISE SUES AUTHORITIES OVER FERTILIZER BAN ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-Wisconsin-2004-12-22-RISE-Sues-Authorities-Over-Fertilizer-Ban.pdf

 

 

WISCONSIN USA STATE LAWS BANNING PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER USE ( Reference )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Reference-Phosphorus-USA-2012-02-01-State-Laws-Banning-Phosphorus-Fertilizer-Use.pdf

 

 

 

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WE SPEAK THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT FERTILIZER FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE !

 

We are the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that conspire to destroy the Green space and other industries ( NORAHG ).  As a non-profit and independent organization, we are environmentalists who are dedicated to reporting about truth-challenged pesticide-hating fanatжcs ( HUJE ) who conspire to destroy businesses that are dependent on the use of safe and effective conventional pest control products.  We also report on the work of several highly-rated leading experts who have recognized expertise, training, and background in matters concerning pest control products, and who promote environmental realism and pesticide truths. 

 

Not surprisingly, enviro-fanatжcs have demonstrated that they are incapable of processing overwhelming scientific evidence.  Should we trust these fanatжcs, who conveniently ignore scientific evidence, and attempt to impose their politicized-doctrines and twisted life-style choices against our society ?!?! 

 

NORAHG was the brainchild of Mr William H Gathercole and his colleagues in 1991.  Mr Gathercole is now retired, although his name continues to appear as founder.  We dare to defy the pesticide-hating fanatжcs by exploring the whole truth from an independent perspective on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site      http://pesticidetruths.com/   If you wish to receive free reports on issues that concern you, please contact us at      force.of.de.nature@gmail.com   WILLIAM H GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G  

 

 

 

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