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Fertilizers Regulations

Version of section 15 from 2020-10-26 to 2022-06-01:

  •  (1) The guaranteed analysis of a fertilizer or supplement shall include, if applicable,

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

    • (b) the minimum amount of each secondary nutrient, expressed in per cent on an elemental basis;

    • (c) the amount of each micronutrient, expressed in per cent on an elemental basis;

    • (d) in the case of an untreated phosphatic fertilizer, the minimum amount of total phosphoric acid and the minimum amount of available phosphoric acid, expressed in per cent;

    • (e) except in the circumstances in which paragraph (f) applies, the genus and species of each active ingredient that is a microorganism as well as the following information:

      • (i) for each microorganism that is a viable cell, the number of viable cells per gram of that microorganism, and

      • (ii) for each microorganism that is not a viable cell, another descriptor of the concentration of that microorganism on a per gram basis;

    • (f) if the fertilizer or supplement contains an active ingredient that is a complex community of microorganisms that is taken from a single natural environment and whose composition is maintained without further manipulation, a descriptor of the concentration of viable microorganisms on a per gram basis;

    • (g) if the fertilizer or supplement contains an active ingredient that is intended to neutralize acidity,

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

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

      • (iii) the range of particle sizes of solid materials;

    • (h) if the fertilizer or supplement contains an active ingredient that is an acidifying material intended to increase the hydrogen ion concentration of a growing medium, its acidifying value, expressed in per cent of the basic neutralizing capacity of hydrochloric acid;

    • (i) in the case of a fertilizer or supplement that is represented to contain organic matter, the amount of organic matter expressed in per cent and the moisture content expressed in per cent; and

    • (j) the amount of any other active ingredient expressed in per cent.

  • (2) If subsection (1) requires the concentration of an active ingredient to be expressed in per cent, but the active ingredient is present in a concentration of less than 0.001%, the guaranteed analysis may instead indicate its concentration, on a per gram basis, using another unit of measure.

  • (3) In addition to the information required under subsection (1), the guaranteed analysis of a fertilizer-pesticide or supplement-pesticide shall include the concentration of each active ingredient, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Pest Control Products Act, of the pesticide expressed in accordance with subparagraph 26(1)(h)(iii) of the Pest Control Products Regulations.

  • 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
  • SOR/2020-232, s. 9
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