Fertilizers

​Fertilizer Research Committee seeks two members to join panel for two-year terms

The Oregon Department of Agriculture seeks two members to join its Fertilizer Research Committee for two-year terms. One member will represent the fertilizer, agricultural amendment or agricultural mineral industry and the other will be a member of the public. 

The committee advises the ODA director on the funding of grants for research and development related to the interaction of fertilizer, agricultural amendment, agricultural mineral or lime products with ground water or surface water. 

The committee consists of 7 members including a designee of the Director, two members of the public, three members representing the industry, and one member representing Oregon State University. These m​embers are appointed by ODA Director Alexis Taylor. For statute information, go to https://oda.fyi/ORS633. Parties interested in the public position must have no involvement in the manufacture or distribution of fertilizer, agricultural amendment, mineral, or lime products. 

Questions? Contact Fertilizer Program Manager Wym Matthews at 503-881-5418 or Fertilizer Compliance Specialist Kevin Coughlin at 503-986-4561. 

El Comité de Investigación de Fertilizantes busca dos miembros para unirse al panel por períodos de dos años

El Departamento de Agricultura de Oregon busca dos miembros para unirse a su Comité de Investigación de Fertilizantes por períodos de dos años. Un miembro representará a la industria de fertilizantes, enmiendas agrícolas o minerales agrícolas y el otro será un miembro del público.

El comité asesora al directora de ODA sobre la financiación de subvenciones para investigación y desarrollo relacionados con la interacción de fertilizantes, enmiendas agrícolas, minerales agrícolas o productos de cal con aguas subterráneas o superficiales.

l comité consta de 7 miembros, incluido un designado por la Directora, dos miembros del público, tres miembros que representan a la industria y u miembro que representa a la Universidad Estatal de Oregon. Estos miembros son nombrados por la directora de ODA, Alexis Taylor. Para obtener información sobre los estatutos, vaya a https://oda.fyi/ORS633​. Las partes interesadas en la posición pública no deben participar en la fabricación o distribución de fertilizantes, enmiendas agrícolas, minerales o productos de cal. 

Tenga en cuenta que esta página web está en inglés. Preguntas? Comuníquese con la asistente de registro de fertilizantes Marta Frias Bedolla al 503-986-4637​

​​​​​​​​​​​​Oregon law

Oregon law defines the following:

  • Agricultural amendment: A mixed or unmixed synthetic chemical substance, a chemically or physically modified natural substance, a naturally occurring substance or a manufacturing by-product, or a combination of those substances or by-products, intended to induce crop yields or plant growth or to produce any physical, microbial, or chemical change in the soil.
  • Agricultural mineral: A mineral substance, mixture of mineral substances or mixture of mineral and organic substances containing less than five percent of total nitrogen (N), available phosphate (P2O5) or soluble potash (K2O), singly, collectively or in combination, designed for use principally as a source of plant food, in inducing increased crop yields or plant growth or producing any physical, microbial, or chemical change in the soil.
  • Fertilizer: Any substance, or any combination or mixture of substances, that is designed for use primarily as a source of plant food, in inducing increased crop yields or plant growth, or producing any physical, microbial or chemical change in the soil, and that contains five percent or more of total nitrogen (N), available phosphate (P2O5) or soluble potash (K2O), singly, collectively, or in combination.
  • Lime: Any substance or mixture of substances having calcium or magnesium compounds capable of neutralizing soil acidity.

See the law (ORS 633.311)​​ for additional details.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Product Advisory​

12/10/2020

​Fertilizer Program updates

Fertilizer Program News and Notes

Fertilizer product registration and tonnage reporting news and notes from May 2016, including fee changes. Fertilizer newsletter

​​Fertilizer Program resources

Bulk and Custom Fertilizer Requirements

Requirements for bulk and customer fertilizer brochure

Fertilizer Program Guide

Licensing, registration, and labeling of fertilizing materials. Fertilizer Program Guide

Humic acid analytical methodology

Guidance for humic acid analytical methodology

Lime Questions and Answers brochure

Lime information

Registration of certain plant growth regulator (PGR) products

Guidance for registrating certain plant growth regulator products

Requirements for a cautionary label statement on products containing certain microbiological ingredients

Fertilizer Program policy

Selling Garden Products in Oregon: A Quick Guide to Your Responsibilities

Selling garden products quick guide

Selling Garden Products in Oregon: Retail Sale of Feed, Fertilizer or Seed in Bins

Selling garden products in bins information

Laws and rules​

Oregon Fertilizer Laws: ORS 633

Laws governing fertilizer, agricultural amendment and lime products. ORS 633: Grades, Standards and Labels for Feeds, Soil Enhancers and Seeds

Oregon Fertilizer Rules: OAR 603-059

Rules governing fertilizer, agricultural amendments and lime products OAR 603-059: Fertilizers, Agricultural minerals, and limes

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​​Co​ntact

Main Office
Phone: 503-986-4637
Fax: 503-986-4735
Kevin Coughlin
Fertilizer Enforcement Specialist
Phone: 503-986-4561
Marta Frias Bedolla
Fertilizer Registration Assistant
Phone: 503-986-4637
Matt Haynes
Fertilizer Specialist
Phone: 503-986-6471
Michael Hertel
Fertilizer Specialist
Phone: 503-986-4587
Wym Matthews
Program Manager
Phone: 503-986-4792
Brittney Owen
Fertilizer Specialist
Phone: 503-986-4648