The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is seeking public input on the draft best management practices (BMPs) for fertilizer and pesticide use on turfgrass.
View a copy of the draft turfgrass BMPs and learn how to provide written comment at: www.mda.state.mn.us/protecting/bmps
The comment period is open until September 29, 2017.
The draft practices were developed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the University of Minnesota to protect water resources and to protect humans and non-target organisms including pollinators. Please review and share comments specific to practice content, format and ways to share the practices with primary audiences.
The finalized turfgrass best management practices will be the foundation documents for fertilizer and pesticide use on golf courses and for lawn care. In the coming months, two separate short guidance documents on fertilizer and pesticide use for lawn care will be developed primarily focused on homeowners.
Written comments and questions can be directed to:
Gurinderbir (G) Chahal
Pesticide and Fertilizer Management Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155