The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) oversees the sale, use, distribution, transfer, labeling and storage of specialty fertilizers. The agency promotes fair trade practices among businesses that sell specialty fertilizer products. The MDA also monitors standards for accurate, meaningful and uniform labeling in order to protect consumers and promote product awareness.
A person may not sell brands or grades of specialty fertilizers in Minnesota unless they are registered. Specialty fertilizers that are custom applied and custom blended specialty fertilizers are exempt from the registration requirement under certain circumstances. Registration of a fertilizer is not a warranty by the state. (18C.411)
The application for registration must include a completed registration application form, a copy of the specialty fertilizer product label(s) and the appropriate application fees. (18C.411)
Carol Durden, State Program Administrator
Pesticide & Fertilizer Management Division