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) â€“ Minnesota
2007 â€“ Maine
2009 â€“ Wisconsin
2010 â€“ Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York
2011- Maryland, Vermont, Virginia, Washington
EPA WEBCAST SEMINAR â€“
"Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Series: State and Local Policies to Restrict the Use of Lawn Fertilizers" (9/22/11)
PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER TABLE â€“
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 stateâ€™s statute.
[Please note: the word â€śbanâ€ť is used here, it should really be â€śrestrictionâ€ť as the state laws do allow for certain uses of phosphorus fertilizers.]