Fertilizer Management in the Jordan Lake Watershed
The Jordan Fertilizer Management Rule (15A NCAC 0.2B .0272) requires that the application of fertilizer to land in the Jordan watershed must be done either by applicators who have completed nutrient management training offered by the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service or the Division, or pursuant to a nutrient management plan that is approved by a certified technical specialist.
· Requirements apply not only to applicators but also to property owners who are responsible for ensuring that anyone applying fertilizers to their land has met the requirements.
· The rule does not apply to the use of fertilizer by homeowners on residential property.
· Animal waste application in compliance with a permitted waste utilization plan is considered to be compliant with this rule.
Applicators seeking to comply with the rule by obtaining a certificate for completing nutrient management training should carefully review the relevant training presentations below that were developed by the NC Cooperative Extension Service. After completing a review of all three chapters in the appropriate category, please contact Rich Gannon of the Division (Amin.Davis@ncdenr.gov or 919-807-6439) for instructions on obtaining a certificate of completion.
Persons who attended fertilizer management training provided by the local NC Cooperative Extension Services offices and obtained a certification of completion shall remain in compliance with the rule.
Other useful fertilizer management information: