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Subject 40-6-1 DEFINITIONS

Rule 40-6-1-.01 Definitions

(1) Definitions applying to fertilizers and fertilizer materials and other products containing plant nutrients shall be those defined in O.C.G.A. 2-12-1, the Georgia Fertilizer Act of 1997, those contained in Official Publication Number 50 of the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO), and the following:
(a) Slowly Released Plant Nutrients - means those plant nutrients contained in a fertilizer or fertilizer material which are released slowly over a period of time. Types of such products shall include, but not be limited to:
1. Water Insoluble, such as natural organic, ureaform materials, urea formaldehyde products, isobutylidene diurea, oxamide, etc.
2. Coated slow release, such as sulfur coated urea and other encapsulated soluble fertilizers.
3. Occluded slow release, such as fertilizers or fertilizer materials mixed with waxes, resins, or other inert materials and formed into particles.
4. Products containing water insoluble nitrogen, such as ureaform materials, ureaformaldehyde products, methylenediurea (MDU), dimethylenetriurea (DMTU), dicyanodiamide (DCD), etc.
5. The above terms will be accepted provided the licensee can show a testing program substantiating the claim (testing under guidance of Experiment Station personnel or any other researcher acceptable to the Commissioner for determining the release characteristics of the product(s) must also be provided to the Commissioner by the licensee.
6. Until more appropriate methods are provided, AOAC International Method 970.04 (15th Edition) is to be used to confirm the coated slow release and occluded slow release nutrients and other nutrients for which their slow release characteristics depend on particle size. AOAC International Method 945.01 (15th Edition) shall likewise be used to determine the water insoluble nitrogen of organic materials.

Rule 40-6-1-.02 Repealed

Rule 40-6-1-.03 Repealed

Rule 40-6-1-.04 Repealed

Rule 40-6-1-.05 Repealed