Bureau of Compliance Monitoring
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The Fertilizer Section is responsible for enforcing the requirements of Florida's Commercial Fertilizer Law, Chapter 576, Florida Statutes and Chapter 5E-1, Florida Administrative Code (pdf). Applicant(s) requesting to distribute fertilizer in the State of Florida with their name appearing on the fertilizer label as guarantor are required to complete the following registration requirements using the Fertilizer Regulatory Website online:Fertilizer Regulatory Website
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Feed, Seed and Fertilizer Regulatory Website. This website is a portal to license renewal, specialty fertilizer product registration and tonnage reporting.
- Florida Fertilizer Registration and Labeling Guidelines (pdf)
Surety Bond and Certificate of Deposit Requirements
- Fertilizer Dealer's Bond or post a Certificate of Deposit in the amount of $1,000.
UFTRS Tonnage Format
Option 1: Fertilizer Dealer's Bond (DACS-13229) (pdf) - Applicants have the option of obtaining a $1,000 surety bond to cover fertilizer tonnage fees for any reporting period. The surety bond shall be executed by a corporate surety company authorized to do business in this state.
Option 2: Assignment of Certificate of Deposit (DACS-13201) (pdf) - Applicants may post a $1,000 Certificate of Deposit in the name of the firm that appears upon a fertilizer label as guarantor. Complete the Assignment of Certificate of Deposit along with the Bank Representative assigning the Certificate of Deposit over to the Department. The Fertilizer Applicant retains the Certificate of Deposit as long as their firm is in the fertilizer business. This form may be obtained from the Fertilizer Section or downloading it from this site. The Certificate of Deposit shall be a continuous CD.
UFTRS Excel Spreadsheet Download (Excel)
- UFTRS Text File Format Requirements (pdf)
- County FIPS Code List (pdf)
- Fertilizer Tonnage Consumption Data
Best Management Practices
Florida Green Industries - Best Management Practices for Protection of Water Resources in Florida (pdf)
Florida Golf Courses - Best Management Practices for the Enhancement of Environmental Quality on Florida Golf Courses (pdf)
- Urban Turf Fact Sheet (pdf)
- Florida Urban Turf Labeling Guidelines (pdf)
Urban Turf Nitrogen and Phosphate Calculator (xls) Note: The Nitrogen and Phosphate Calculator will assist you to calculate the Readily Available Nitrogen (RAN) and Available Phosphate (P205). Enter the following information into the fields in the calculator to obtain RAN and Available Phosphate (P205). 1. Enter - Weight (lb); 2. Enter - Covers (Sq. Ft.); 3. Enter - Grade; and 4. Enter - % CRN on Label.
Fast Security Tips for Florida Growers (pdf)
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