Submission Preparation Training - Guide to Submitting Applications for Registration under the Fertilizers Act
3. What Requires Registration

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Fertilizers - Single Ingredients

This is an image to determine what single ingredients require registration. Description follows.
Description of flowchart – Registration requirements for single ingredient fertilizers

The flowchart shows when single ingredients require registration:

  • If the single ingredient is not in Schedule II and it is for farm use it must be registered.
  • If the single ingredient is not in Schedule II and it is for specialty use it is exempt.
  • If the single ingredient is in Schedule II it is exempt.

Fertilizers - Combination of Ingredients

This is an image to determine what combination of ingredients require registration. Description follows.
Description of flowchart – Registration requirements for combination ingredient fertilizers

The table below outlines when combination ingredients must be registered as shown in the flowchart image above

Ingredients Use Formula Nutrients Register or Exempt
Only N,P,or K;
Only Ca,Mg,or S;
NPK+Ca,Mg,S,B,Cl,Cu,Fe,Mn,Mn,Zn
Farm Use Not Customer formula Nutrients in Mineral form Exempt
Only N,P,or K;
Only Ca,Mg,or S;
NPK+Ca,Mg,S,B,Cl,Cu,Fe,Mn,Mn,Zn
Farm Use Not Customer formula Nutrients in non-mineral form Register
Only N,P,or K;
Only Ca,Mg,or S;
NPK+Ca,Mg,S,B,Cl,Cu,Fe,Mn,Mn,Zn
Farm Use Customer formula n/a Exempt
Only N,P,or K;
Only Ca,Mg,or S;
NPK+Ca,Mg,S,B,Cl,Cu,Fe,Mn,Mn,Zn
Specialty n/a n/a Exempt
Micronutrients n/a n/a n/a Register

Supplements

This is an image to determine what supplements require registration. Description follows.
Description of flowchart – Registration requirements for supplements

The flowchart shows when supplements require registration:

  • Schedule II, sold to adjust pH, and fibrous organic material are exempt.
  • Live organisms must be registered.
  • Seeds and potting soils that are treated with or contains a registered or exempt product are exempt.
  • Seeds and potting soils that are treated with or contains a product requiring registration but is not registered must be registered.

Fertilizer-Pesticides

This is an image to determine what fertilizer - pesticides require registration. Description follows.
Description of flowchart – Registration requirements for fertilizer-pesticides

The flowchart shows when fertilizer-pesticides require registration:

  • Customer Formula with registered pesticide is exempt.
  • Lawn and turf application is decoupled (disallowed).
  • Agricultural use must be registered.
  • Single ingredient with dual properties (corn gluten meal and ferrous sulphate) must be registered.
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