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Fertilizers Regulations

Version of section 11 from 2007-07-12 to 2013-04-25:

  •  (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) A fertilizer or supplement shall have such chemical and physical composition as to be efficacious for every purpose for which it is represented or sold.

  • (3) Where the label on a fertilizer or representations made in respect of a fertilizer indicate that the fertilizer contains lesser plant nutrients,

    • (a) such plant nutrients shall be present in sufficient quantity in the fertilizer to be efficacious for the purpose or purposes indicated on such label or in such representations; and

    • (b) such plant nutrients at recommended rates of use shall not be present at toxic levels.

  • (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
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