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Soil/Plant Amendment Product Label


The follow is a summary of the standard label requirements for soil/plant amendment products

A person may not sell or distribute soil/plant amendment products in bags or other containers unless a label is placed on or affixed to the bag or container stating in a clear, legible, and conspicuous form the following information. (18C.211 & Minnesota Rules, 1510.0430 to 1510.0434)

  1. The Brand Name of the soil/plant amendment.
  2. A soil/plant amendment Guaranteed Analysis statement in the following format:
GUARANTEED ANALYSIS

AMENDMENT INGREDIENTS
“Name of Ingredient"........................................
(Identify and list all)

_____%

INERT INGREDIENTS
“Name of Ingredient”........................................
(Identify and list all)

_____%

If the percentage for the inert ingredients is zero the “Inert Ingredients” statement shall be deleted from the Guaranteed Analysis statement.

  1. The Name and Address of the Guarantor.
  2. A Net Weight statement expressed in ounces, pounds, or tons avoirdupois.
  3. A Directions for Use Statement must be listed on all soil/plant amendment product labels. This may be expressed as the amount (lbs) of product recommended to be applied per unit area (1,000 sq. ft./acre etc.) or the area the entire contents of the container will cover.
  4. A statement of the soil/plant amendment’s purpose or proposed use.

The aforementioned specifications are the minimum required to be placed on a soil/plant amendment 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, 1510.0430 to 1510.0434 the Soil/Plant Amendment Labeling Rules be reviewed prior to printing a label.

MDA Contact

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