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Phosphorous Fertilizer Laws

There are 12 states with phosphorus fertilizer laws in place: Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin.

Year Legislation Passed
(effective date may be 1-2 years afterwards)
2002 (updated 2004) – Minnesota
2007 – Maine
2009 – Wisconsin
2010 – Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York
2011- Maryland, Vermont, Virginia, Washington


EPA WEBCAST SEMINAR –
"Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Series: State and Local Policies to Restrict the Use of Lawn Fertilizers"  (9/22/11)

  

PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER TABLE –
A legislative analyst from Connecticut put this information together. It has a nice table comparing the 11 state P restrictions (FL is excluded) and links to each state’s statute. 

[Please note: the word “ban” is used here, it should really be “restriction” as the state laws do allow for certain uses of phosphorus fertilizers.]