The Garden Police are watching

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by junglegal, Aug 11, 2011.

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  1. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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  2. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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    Interesting. thanks for the link.

    I can see why they passed the law, but then again, it must suck if you are a responsible fertilizer.
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I agree with banning lawn fertilizer which typically has a much higher % of Nitrogen. To prohibit fertilization of palms, fruit trees and ornamentals is inappropriate as it is a small % of all the nitrogen/phosphate being used. Plants simply use nitrogen at an accelerated rate when temperatures are above 80 F. This is why government bureaucracy is so frustrating with their rules and laws. Simply requiring all fertilizer sold in Pinelas Co. to have polymer coated controlled release nitrogen would solve their problem rather than the ban.

    The Future: "You are under arrest for having green plants" ? :confused:
     

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    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Get used to this, sarasota and tampa areas are also under the same bans. Others will follow suit. I will be stocking up. I am just dumb founded that golf courses and big ag are not included.
     
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    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    I suspect golf courses are exempt simply because most, if not al,l have professional turf management folks who are not about to waste money with a load of extra fert that goes in the watershed instead of the grass; big ag can afford to buy a legislature.
     
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    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    ...but after reading Koki's link, I'd look out if my neighbor were stocking up on ammonium nitrate and diesel oil
     
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    "TAMPA - A storage facility in the Port of Tampa reported having 125,000 pounds of fertilizer stolen worth more than $20,000."

    Thats .16 a pound for fertilizer?? Yeah, let's steal something worth sixteen cents a pound, divided by 4 morons= .04 a pound. Geniuses!
     
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    Brillant! :eek:

     

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