Fertilizers Regulations (C.R.C., c. 666)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2015-02-27. Previous Versions

 [Repealed, SOR/93-155, s. 1]

  •  (1) and (1.1) [Repealed, SOR/2013-79, s. 3]

  • (2) A supplement containing viable microorganisms shall be so prepared that

    • (a) the amount of the product to be applied to the seed of any crop will not interfere with the commonly used rates of seeding for that crop, and

    • (b) the number of viable cells of microbial species are at a level not likely to be generally detrimental or seriously injurious to human, animal or plant health or the environment.

  • (3) to (5) [Repealed, SOR/2013-79, s. 3]

  • SOR/79-365, s. 9;
  • SOR/85-558, s. 6;
  • SOR/88-353, s. 4;
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 57;
  • SOR/2013-79, s. 3.

 [Repealed, SOR/2013-79, s. 4]

  •  (1) A fertilizer or supplement shall not contain

    • (a) any substance in quantities likely to be generally detrimental or seriously injurious to vegetation (except weeds), domestic animals, public health or the environment when used according to directions;

    • (b) any substance that would, when applied in amounts commonly used or as specified in the directions for use, leave in the tissues of a plant a residue of a poisonous or harmful substance; or

    • (c) except in accordance with a permit issued under section 160 of the Health of Animals Regulations for the purpose of section 6.4 of those Regulations, proteins derived from specified risk material, in any form, that was removed from the carcasses of cattle or that is contained in the carcasses of cattle that died or were condemned before they otherwise would have been slaughtered for human consumption as food.

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/2013-79, s. 5]

  • (3) A fertilizer shall not contain plant nutrients that are present at toxic levels if the fertilizer is used at recommended rates.

  • (4) No fertilizer-pesticide shall contain a pesticide

    • (a) of a brand other than an approved brand as set out in the Compendium of Fertilizer-Use Pesticides; or

    • (b) that does not meet the requirements of the Compendium of Fertilizer-Use Pesticides in respect of the approved use and the application rate for that pesticide.

  • SOR/79-365, s. 10;
  • SOR/91-441, s. 2;
  • SOR/93-232, s. 2;
  • SOR/95-548, s. 4;
  • SOR/2003-6, s. 75;
  • SOR/2006-147, s. 8;
  • SOR/2013-79, s. 5.

 Every fertilizer or supplement sold or imported under a name set forth in Schedule II shall meet the standards provided in the definition of that fertilizer or supplement set forth in that Schedule.

  • SOR/93-232, s. 2(F).

 [Repealed, SOR/2013-79, s. 6]

 [Repealed, SOR/2013-79, s. 6]

Guaranteed Analysis

 The guaranteed analysis of a fertilizer or a supplement shall include

  • (a) in respect of each fertilizer, the minimum amount of total nitrogen, available phosphoric acid and soluble potash expressed in per cent,

  • (b) in respect of each mixed fertilizer, other than customer-formula fertilizers and fertilizers represented for daily feeding and not for further dilution, the minimum amount of total nitrogen, available phosphoric acid and soluble potash expressed in per cent in whole numbers only,

  • (c) in respect of each fertilizer, the minimum amount of calcium, magnesium and sulphur expressed in per cent on the elemental basis,

  • (d) in respect of each fertilizer, the amount of each lesser plant nutrient, other than calcium, magnesium and sulphur, expressed in per cent on the elemental basis,

  • (e) to (g) [Repealed, SOR/2013-79, s. 7]

  • (h) in respect of an untreated organic or inorganic phosphatic fertilizer, the minimum amount of total phosphoric acid expressed in per cent,

  • (i) where applicable, in respect of each supplement to which the analysis refers,

    • (i) the minimum amount of the active ingredient expressed in per cent,

    • (ii) the genus and, where known, the species of the active microorganism, and

    • (iii) the minimum number of active viable cells per gram of product of the genus and, where known, the species of the active microorganism in the product,

  • (j) in respect of each fertilizer containing a pesticide, the amount of the active ingredient of the pesticide expressed in per cent,

  • (j.1) in respect of agricultural liming materials whose calcium and magnesium compounds are capable of neutralizing soil acidity,

    • (i) the minimum amount of calcium and magnesium expressed in per cent on the elemental basis,

    • (ii) the minimum neutralizing value expressed in per cent of the acid neutralizing capacity of calcium carbonate, and

    • (iii) the per cent passing through a sieve having openings that are square and are each 0.149 mm (100 mesh TYLER screen) and 1.68 mm (10 mesh TYLER screen) in width,

  • (j.2) in respect of acidifying materials capable of increasing hydrogen ion concentration of a growing medium, the minimum acidifying value expressed in per cent of the basic neutralizing capacity of hydrochloric acid,

where such ingredients are intentionally incorporated in that fertilizer or represented to be contained therein, and

  • (k) in respect of natural rock phosphate basic slag, a mixture of natural rock phosphate and basic slag, hoof and horn meal and bone meal, the per cent passing through a sieve having openings that are square and are each 0.149 mm (100 mesh TYLER screen) in width, and

  • (l) [Repealed, SOR/2015-55, s. 1]

  • (m) in respect of manure, compost, humus or leaf mould, the minimum amount of organic matter expressed in per cent and the maximum amount of moisture expressed in per cent.

  • SOR/79-365, s. 12;
  • SOR/85-558, s. 7;
  • SOR/88-353, s. 5;
  • SOR/93-232, s. 2;
  • SOR/2013-79, s. 7;
  • SOR/2015-55, s. 1.

Labelling

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2), (4) and (5), every package containing a fertilizer shall have a label affixed to it on which shall be printed

    • (a) the name and address of the manufacturer of the fertilizer or of the registrant or, in the case of a fertilizer that is not registered under these Regulations, the name and address of the person who caused the fertilizer to be packaged;

    • (b) the brand of the fertilizer, if any;

    • (c) the name of the fertilizer;

    • (d) the registration number of the fertilizer, where applicable;

    • (e) the guaranteed analysis prescribed in section 15;

    • (f) in the case of a fertilizer-pesticide, a product represented to contain lesser plant nutrients other than calcium, magnesium or sulphur, a specialty fertilizer or a product represented for foliar feeding, the directions for use;

    • (g) where the fertilizer is a fertilizer-pesticide, all statements required by the Compendium of Fertilizer-Use Pesticides;

    • (h) the weight of the fertilizer;

    • (i) where the fertilizer is other than a specialty fertilizer and has intentionally incorporated in it or is represented to contain boron, copper, manganese, molybdenum or zinc or, in the opinion of the President of the Agency, has a natural high content of one or more of these lesser plant nutrients, the following cautionary statement:

      “CAUTION: This fertilizer contains (specify name of lesser plant nutrient) and should be used only as recommended. It may prove harmful when misused.”;

    • (j) in the case of a fertilizer that is or contains any prohibited material, as defined in subsection 162(1) of the Health of Animals Regulations, other than a rendered fat, conspicuous statements written legibly and indelibly in both official languages that indicate that

      • (i) feeding the product to cattle, sheep, deer or other ruminants is illegal and subject to fines or other punishment under the Health of Animals Act,

      • (ii) the product is not to be used on pasture land or other grazing areas for ruminants,

      • (iii) the product is not to be ingested, and

      • (iv) a person should wash his or her hands after the person uses the product; and

    • (k) the lot number of the fertilizer, unless the fertilizer is a customer-formula fertilizer.

  • (2) Where a fertilizer is sold in bulk, the information required by this section shall be shown on the shipping bill or on a statement accompanying the shipment.

  • (3) The information required by subsection (1) to be shown on a label of a registered fertilizer shall be the same as the information set forth on the certificate of registration.

  • (4) Subject to subsection (2), every package containing a customer-formula fertilizer that contains a pesticide or lesser plant nutrient with toxic properties shall have a label affixed to it on which shall be printed

    • (a) the name and address of the manufacturer of the fertilizer;

    • (b) the cautions to be observed in using the fertilizer;

    • (c) the grade of the fertilizer in the total mixture;

    • (d) the guaranteed analysis prescribed in section 15;

    • (e) the name and amount of each active ingredient of any pesticide in the fertilizer expressed in per cent;

    • (f) the directions for use, in the case of a fertilizer containing a pesticide;

    • (g) the name and address of the person who is to use the for fertilizing purposes;

    • (h) the weight of the fertilizer; and

    • (i) where the fertilizer is a fertilizer-pesticide, all statements required by the Compendium of Fertilizer-Use Pesticides.

  • (4.1) [Repealed, SOR/2004-80, s. 13]

  • (5) Subject to subsection (2), at least one package in each lot or shipment of a customer-formula fertilizer that does not contain a pesticide or lesser plant nutrient with toxic properties shall have a label affixed to it on which shall be printed

    • (a) the name and address of the manufacturer of the fertilizer and the name of the person who is to use the fertilizer for fertilizing purposes;

    • (b) the number of packages in the lot or shipment;

    • (c) the grade of the customer-formula fertilizer;

    • (c.1) the guaranteed analysis prescribed in section 15; and

    • (d) the weight of the lot or shipment.

  • (6) Where a package of mixed fertilizer is sold and does not contain a label showing the name and grade of each compound or ingredient in the fertilizer, the vendor shall, at the request of the purchaser, provide such information in writing, if requested, at the time of sale.

  • SOR/79-365, s. 13;
  • SOR/85-558, s. 8;
  • SOR/91-441, s. 3;
  • SOR/92-585, s. 2;
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 57;
  • SOR/2004-80, s. 13;
  • SOR/2006-147, s. 9;
  • SOR/2012-286, s. 1(F).
 
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