23 Apr KDA changes policy concerning the registration of comingled fertilizer product
The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) Pesticide and Fertilizer Program has made a change in policy concerning the registration of comingled fertilizer product. In the past, fertilizer of the same grade purchased from multiple vendors and dumped in the same bin had been considered comingled and required the facility to register, guarantee and pay tonnage on the resulting product.
Beginning July 1, 2021, registered commercial fertilizer of the same grade, purchased from multiple vendors, and then comingled in the same bin by the facility, is no longer required to be registered as a new commercial fertilizer product with KDA.
However, the comingled fertilizer products must be currently registered in Kansas and the fertilizer tonnage fees will be the responsibility of each registrant.
Note however, that each fertilizer being comingled must be registered in Kansas.
The policy change does not affect the practice of purchasing liquid fertilizer of a higher grade and blending with water to produce a lower grade, for example, adding water to 32-0-0 to produce 28-0-0. The new product, in the example 28-0-0, is required to be registered and tonnage paid by the facility.
Please do not hesitate to contact KDA by phone, 785-564-6688, or email, KDA.pestfert@KS.gov, if you have any questions or concerns.