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Agricultural Fertilizer Product Label - Bulk


The following is a summary of the standard label requirements for bulk Agricultural Fertilizer Products:

A distributor who blends or mixes fertilizer or distributes fertilizer, for agricultural use, in bulk, must furnish each purchaser with an invoice or delivery ticket in written or printed form showing the following information. In addition, copies of invoices or delivery tickets must be kept for five (5) years after the sale, delivery, or application of fertilizer.  (18C.215 & Minnesota Rules, 1510.0410 to 1510.0422)

  1. The net weight and guaranteed analysis of each material used in the mixture or the net weight and guaranteed analysis of the final mixture in the following format:
Guaranteed Analysis

*Derivative Statement

Net Wt. tons, lb, etc

Total Nitrogen (N) %

Available Phosphate (P2O5) %

Soluble Potash (K2O) %

Magnesium (Mg) %

Sulfur (S) %

Zinc (Zn) %

Urea

 

46

0

0

0

0

0

Di-Ammomium Phosphate (DAP)

**1000 lb

18

46

0

0

0

0

Potassium Chloride

**1000 lb

0

0

60

0

0

0

Potassium Magnesium Sulfate

or

0

0

22

11

22

0

Zinc Sulfate

 

0

0

0

0

17

36

 

***2000 lb

9

23

30

0

0

0

Total Net Wt.

    2000 lb

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Optional Information.
** Net Weight and Guaranteed Analysis of each material used.
*** Net Weight and Guaranteed Analysis of the final mixture.

  1. The Name and Address of the Guarantor.

The aforementioned specifications are the minimum required to be placed on a bulk agricultural fertilizer product label. If additional information is provided on the label, further labeling requirements may be enforced. Therefore, it is advisable to consult with the department for a label review prior to final printing. In addition, it is recommended that Minnesota Rules, 1510.0410 to 1510.0422 the Fertilizer Labeling Rules be reviewed prior to printing a label.

The above is a suggested format. Alternative formats may be used provided they are approved by the MDA.

MDA Contact

Carol Durden, State Program Administrator
Carol.Durden@state.mn.us
651-201-6379
Pesticide & Fertilizer Management Division