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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXV
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chapter 576
AGRICULTURAL FERTILIZERS
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F.S. 576.021
576.021 Registration and licensing.
(1) A company the name and address of which appears upon a label and that guarantees a fertilizer may not distribute that fertilizer to a nonlicensee until a license to distribute has been obtained by the company from the department upon payment of a $100 fee. All licenses shall expire on June 30 each year. An application for license shall include the following information:
(a) The name and address of the applicant.
(b) The name and address of the distribution point. The name and address shown on the license shall be shown on all labels, pertinent invoices, and storage facilities for fertilizer distributed by the licensee in this state.
(2)(a) A company the name and address of which appears upon a label and that guarantees a fertilizer may not distribute a specialty fertilizer in this state until it is registered with the department. An application for registration of each brand and grade of specialty fertilizer shall be filed with the department by using a form prescribed by the department or by using the department’s website and shall be accompanied by an annual fee of $100 for each specialty fertilizer that is registered. All specialty fertilizer registrations expire June 30 each year. All licensing and registration fees paid to the department under this section shall be deposited into the State Treasury to be placed in the General Inspection Trust Fund to be used for the sole purpose of funding the fertilizer inspection program.
(b) Labels for each brand and product grade shall accompany the application and shall include the following information:
1. The brand and grade.
2. The guaranteed analysis.
3. The name and address of the licensee.
4. The net weight.
5. The sources from which the nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are derived.
6. The sources of secondary plant nutrients and micro plant nutrients if guaranteed, claimed, or advertised.
History.s. 1, ch. 65-348; ss. 14, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 2, ch. 76-35; s. 2, ch. 87-170; ss. 2, 19, ch. 92-143; ss. 2, 11, ch. 97-6; s. 41, ch. 2009-66; s. 120, ch. 2014-150.