Texas Agriculture Code - Section 63.002. Commercial Fertilizer
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Section: 62.006 62.0065 62.008 62.009 62.010 62.011 63.001 63.002 63.003 63.004 63.005 63.006 63.021 63.031 63.032
§ 63.002. COMMERCIAL FERTILIZER. (a) Except as otherwise
provided by this section, a substance is a commercial fertilizer
subject to this chapter if it is:
(1) a fertilizer material;
(2) a mixed fertilizer;
(3) a customer-formula fertilizer; or
(4) another substance, material, or element,
including a pesticide, that is intended for use or is used as an
ingredient or component of a mixture of materials that is used,
designed or represented for use, or claimed to have value, in
promoting plant growth.
(b) Unprocessed, unpackaged, or unmanipulated lime,
limestone, marl, or gypsum is not a commercial fertilizer subject
to this chapter.
(c) The excreta of an animal, plant remains, or mixtures of
those substances, are not commercial fertilizers subject to this
chapter if no claim of essential plant nutrients is made.
(d) A plant food element or additive other than nitrogen,
phosphorus, or potassium, determinable by an acceptable laboratory
method, may be incorporated into a commercial fertilizer and
guaranteed only if, and in the manner, authorized by rule of the
director. Any additional plant food element or additive is subject
to the inspection, analysis, and other provisions of this chapter.
Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 1141, ch. 388, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981.
Amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1837, ch. 349, art. 1, § 1,
eff. Sept. 1, 1983.
Last modified: August 11, 2007