(A)   A person may not apply a fertilizer containing the plant nutrient phosphorus to turf in the county, except under conditions listed in division (B) below.
   (B)   Division (A) above does not apply when:
      (1)   A tissue, soil, or other test by a laboratory or method approved by the state’s Department of Agriculture and performed within the last three years indicates that the level of available phosphorus in the soil is insufficient to support healthy turf growth;
      (2)   The property owner or an agent of the property owner is first establishing turf via seed or sod procedures, and only during the first growing season; or
      (3)   The fertilizer containing the plant food phosphorus is used on a golf course under the direction of a person licensed, certified or approved by an organization with an on-going training program approved by the state’s Department of Agriculture.
   (C)   Applications of phosphorous fertilizer authorized under division (B) above must not exceed rates recommended by the University of Minnesota and approved by the state’s Department of Agriculture.
(Ord. 04-01, passed 1-20-2004)