Indiana’s new fertilizer rules went into effect last weekend. Matt Pearson, administrator for the Office of Indiana State Chemist says the new rules are a lot of best management practices and common sense to help protect water quality.
Pearson tells Brownfield they’ve been held numerous meetings over the last year leading up to the enactment date and educational sessions will continue. “These do affect almost everyone in ag,” he says. “We will continue to talk about it and promote this new rule and the fact that it is really best management practices. We like regulation through communication and cooperation.”
Some frequently asked questions, he says, are:
* Where can I get a template for creating a fertilizer application plan?
* Are there restrictions for applying manure to frozen or snow-covered ground?
* What are record-keeping requirements for Category 14-certified applicators?
Answer to those questions and more information along with a list of meetings can be found HERE.