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Fertilizers Regulations

Version of section 3.1 from 2020-10-26 to 2022-06-01:

  •  (1) The following fertilizers are exempt from registration if they do not contain seeds or growing media:

    • (a) a fertilizer (in this paragraph referred to as the “product”), unless it contains any of the following:

      • (i) a substance produced by or derived from a living organism,

      • (ii) a pesticide,

      • (iii) a supplement that is not registered and is not set out in the List of Materials,

      • (iv) a registered supplement, if its directions for use are not consistent with those of the product,

      • (v) a micronutrient fertilizer that is not registered, and

      • (vi) a registered micronutrient fertilizer, if its directions for use are not consistent with those of the product;

    • (b) a fertilizer that is set out in the List of Materials;

    • (c) a customer formula fertilizer; and

    • (d) a fertilizer whose active ingredients consist solely of a mixture of fertilizers or fertilizers and supplements, if those fertilizers and supplements are exempt from registration or are registered for the proposed use of the mixture.

  • (2) The following supplements are exempt from registration if they do not contain seeds or growing media:

    • (a) a supplement set out in the List of Materials; and

    • (b) a supplement whose active ingredients consist solely of a mixture of supplements, if

      • (i) each supplement in the mixture is exempt from registration or is registered for the proposed use of the mixture, and

      • (ii) in the case of a mixture containing one or more viable microorganisms as active ingredients, the mixture is not further cultured or manipulated.

  • (3) Seeds that are treated with fertilizers, supplements or both are exempt from registration if each of those fertilizers and supplements

    • (a) is exempt from registration; or

    • (b) is registered for use with those seeds.

  • (4) A growing medium that contains fertilizers, supplements or both is exempt from registration if each of those fertilizers and supplements

    • (a) is exempt from registration; or

    • (b) is registered for use in growing media and its directions for use are consistent with those of the growing media.

  • SOR/79-365, s. 3
  • SOR/85-558, s. 3
  • SOR/88-353, s. 3
  • SOR/92-585, s. 2
  • SOR/93-232, s. 2
  • SOR/2003-6, s. 73
  • SOR/2013-79, s. 1
  • SOR/2020-232, s. 6
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