Recordkeeping Requirements

Recordkeeping Requirements

  • Name of the responsible agricultural fertilizer certificate holder (and name of applicator if different)
  • Date of application (month, day, and year)
  • Location or field identification number of fertilizer application area
  • Rate of application (e.g., pounds of fertilizer per acre)
  • Analysis of fertilizer applied (e.g., 11-52-0)
  • Application method (soil injected, incorporated, surface-applied, etc.)
  • Soil conditions at the time of application
  • Temperature, precipitation, and other weather conditions at the time of application
    • For surface applications only: was the ground frozen or snow-covered (yes/no)?
  • Weather forecast for the day following the application

Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Recordkeeping Form (Excel) - sample form (there is no standard format required)
Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Recordkeeping Form (PDF) - sample form (there is no standard format required)

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