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Title: Specialty Fertilizer Registration
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Description: A person may not sell brands or grades of specialty fertilizers in Minnesota unless they are registered. Registration of a fertilizer is not a warranty by the state. Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)
Subject: Fertilizers
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:17:34 PM
Modification Date: 7/12/2019 8:25:08 AM
Agency Name: Agriculture (MDA), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The mission of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is to enhance Minnesotans' quality of life by ensuring the integrity of our food supply, the health of our environment, and the strength of our agricultural economy.
Agency Phone: 651-201-6000
Agency Fax: Agency URL:
Agency Address:
625 N. Robert Street

St. Paul
Unit Name: Pesticide and Fertilizer Management
Unit URL:
Unit Description:
Unit Phone: 651-201-6379
Unit Fax: Contact person(s):
Unit URL:
Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:
A copy of the product label or facsimile and a copy of all labeling material used for promotion and sale of each product being registered must be submitted with the application for registration. When necessary, data to substantiate product claims, must be submitted.
Registrants of specialty fertilizer must file an annual tonnage report for the previous year ending June 30 stating the number of net tons of each brand and grade of specialty fertilizer distributed in Minnesota during the reporting period. Tonnage reports are due on or before the last day of the month following the close of the reporting period. The inspection fee rate is set at $10 or 79 cents per ton of specialty fertilizer, whichever is greater, plus an Agricultural Chemical Response and Reimbursement surcharge of 17 cents per ton. If a tonnage report is not filed with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture within 31 days after the end of the reporting period, penalty fee of $50 or 10% of the total inspection fee due on that report, whichever is greater, is added to the inspection fee due.

Rules: 1510.0410 - .0422

Statutes: 18C.411


Application for Specialty Fertilizer Product Registration

Learn About, Apply, Renew or Train for Specialty Fertilizer Registrations and Licenses at Licenses & Inspections Locator

The annual application fee for registration of a specialty fertilizer is $100 for each brand and grade to be sold or distributed.
Late fee of one-half of the total registration application fee due is added to annual registration application fee for RENEWAL applications that are not filed with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture by January 1.

Period of Issuance: January 1 - December 31.
Length of Determination: One week to two months.
Other Info:
Activity: Fertilizer
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