12 KAR 4:090. Guaranteed analysis.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 250.366(7), (17)

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 250.421

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: To prescribe the format of the guaranteed analysis required to be on a fertilizer label.

 

      Section 1. The following information in the format presented is the minimum required for all fertilizer labels. For packaged products, this information shall either:

      (1) Appear on the front or back of a package;

      (2) Occupy at least the upper-third of a side of a package; or

      (3) Be printed on a tag and attached to the package.

 

      Section 2. This information shall be in a readable and conspicuous form. For bulk products, this same information in written or printed form shall accompany delivery and be supplied to the purchaser at time of delivery.

      (1) Net weight.

      (2) Brand and grade: provided that the grade shall not be required when no primary nutrients are claimed.

      (3) Guaranteed analysis:*

      Total Nitrogen (N)**............................................ ____%

____% Ammoniacal Nitrogen

____% Nitrate Nitrogen

____% Water Insoluble Nitrogen

____% Urea Nitrogen

____% (Other recognized and determinable forms of N)

Available Phosphate (PO5)........................................ ____%

Soluble Potash (KO).................................................. ____%

(Other nutrients, elemental basis)***....................... ____%

      *If percentage is zero, the nutrient shall be omitted from the statement except in nutrient guarantee breakdowns.

      **If the chemical forms of N are claimed, the form shall be guaranteed in the format shown and the percentages of the individual forms shall add up to the total nitrogen percentage. No implied order of the forms of nitrogen is intended.

      ***As prescribed by 12 KAR 4:080.

      (4) Sources of nutrients, when shown on the label, shall be listed below the completed guaranteed analysis statement.

      (5) Name and address of registrant or licensee. (11 Ky.R. 510; eff. 11-13-84; Am. 21 Ky.R. 451; eff. 9-28-94.)