Good news from the oldest continuous lawmaking body in the New World, the Virginia General Assembly: Legislation that bars the Virginia sale of fertilizer containing phosphorus for use on established lawns has passed both the House of Delegates and state Senate and is on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.
wel, it's l not the bill virginia green industry proposed going in, but in the process, we got something. biggest problem is this bill has 'holes' you could drive a truckload of phosphorus thru if you are an average reader of N-P-K on fertilizer bags.
Not only did the General Assembly miss the opportunity to push everyone to #soil test before applying anything anywhere, they missed the opportunity to make some money for the Nutrient Management Education Fund (we proposed) by levying fees/fines on anyone applying P to maintain lawns without proof in form of a soil test within 3 years demonstrating that it is NEEDED!
for my 16 March talk in the #Rappahannock River watershed:
"Is Grass Always the 'Green'-est Choice?
Beautiful, Sustainable Alternatives to Turfgrass for Healthy Gardens, Soils, Streams and Bay."