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Subject 40-6-3 GUARANTEES

Rule 40-6-3-.01 Guarantees. Non Tobacco Fertilizers

In addition to total Nitrogen (N), Available Phosphate (P2O5), and Soluble Potash (K2O), any other plant nutrient mentioned in any form or manner in conjunction with a fertilizer product shall be guaranteed. Guarantees for such other nutrients shall be expressed in the elemental form and shall appear in the order listed below immediately following the guarantees for primary plant nutrients guaranteed, if any. Except for ready to use foliar and ready to use liquid specialty fertilizers containing water soluble nutrients and for hydroponic or continuous liquid feed programs, and industrial by-products minimum percentage guarantees which will be accepted for registration and on labeling will be as follows:

Element

%

Calcium (Ca)

1.0000

Magnesium (Mg)

0.5000

Sulfur (S)

1.0000

Boron (B)

0.0200

Chlorine (Cl)

0.1000

Cobalt (Co)

0.0005

Copper (Cu)

0.0500

Iron (Fe)

0.1000

Manganese (Mn)

0.0500

Molybdenum (Mo)

0.0005

Sodium (Na)

0.1000

Zinc (Zn)

0.0500

Rule 40-6-3-.02 Guarantees - Tobacco Fertilizers

(1) All fertilizers labeled for use on tobacco which contain all three of the primary plant nutrients, (nitrogen, phosphate and potash) and all fertilizers labeled for tobacco in which the total nitrogen guaranteed is more than fifty (50) percent of the total primary plant nutrients guaranteed shall contain, and shall guarantee, not less than fifty (50) percent of the total nitrogen in the nitrate form.
(2) All forms of nitrogen present in fertilizers labeled for use on tobacco shall be shown on the label as the percent nitrogen and the sum of the forms shall equal the total nitrogen guaranteed.
(3) If magnesium is claimed on fertilizers labeled for use on tobacco, both total magnesium and water soluble magnesium shall be shown on the label.
(4) Maximum chlorine guarantees for fertilizers labeled for use on tobacco shall not exceed the following:
(a) Tobacco Plant Bed Fertilizers.
1. For tobacco fertilizers having total nitrogen guarantees up to and including 6% - maximum chlorine 0.5%
2. For tobacco fertilizers having total nitrogen guarantees above 6% - maximum chlorine 1.0%
(b) Field Crop Tobacco Fertilizers:
1. For field crop tobacco fertilizers having total nitrogen guarantees up to and including 4% - maximum chlorine 2.00%.
2. For field crop tobacco fertilizers having total nitrogen guarantees above 4% - maximum chlorine not more than one-half of the total nitrogen guaranteed.
(c) No tobacco fertilizer in which the total nitrogen guaranteed is more than fifty (50) percent of the total primary plant nutrients guaranteed, shall contain chlorine in excess of 2.00%.

Rule 40-6-3-.03 Repealed

Rule 40-6-3-.04 Repealed

Rule 40-6-3-.05 Repealed

Rule 40-6-3-.06 Repealed