Turf and landscape practitioners and fertilizer retailers in Massachusetts are advised to keep informed about changing plant nutrient management regulations. The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) has developed statewide plant nutrient regulations that went into effect on June 5, 2015. New regulations for agricultural production will take effect on December 5, 2015.
Click here for information about the regulations from MDAR.
The 'Fact Sheet for Turf and Lawns' on this page provides a good summary of the new requirements.
Click here for turf nutrient best management practices (BMPs) from UMass Extension.
For more information or questions about the regulations, contact Hotze Wijnja at MDAR: email Hotze or call 617-626-1771.
The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) will be holding a Q & A session on the Plant Nutrient Management Regulations at GROWS on Friday, December 4, 2015.
Location: BCEC Room 103
This meeting for green industry professionals is an opportunity to review the regulations and share specific concerns with MDAR staff directly.