U R G E N T!!
PRESS RELEASE: Fertilizer Management in the Jordan Lake Watershed
Written by Dr. Charles H. Peacock
Professor and Extension Turf Specialist
NC State University
By August 2012, the application of fertilizer to land in the Jordan Lake watershed must be done either by applicators that have completed nutrient management training offered by the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, or, pursuant to a nutrient management plan that is approved by a certified technical specialist.
Requirements apply not only to applicators but also, as detailed in the rule, to property owners who are responsible for ensuring that anyone applying fertilizers to their land has met the requirements. The rule does not apply to the use of fertilizer by homeowners on residential property.
Counties included are outlined in the map of the Jordan Lake watershed:
FERTILIZER MANAGEMENT TRAINING
Fertilizer management training is available for free at N.C. Cooperative Extension offices.
Online training is available for a $10 fee: http://go.ncsu.edu/JordanLakeTraining
Dates and locations of N.C. Cooperative Extension training events are provided below. Please contact your county office for more information.
209-C N. Graham-Hopedale Rd.
Burlington, NC 27217
Feb. 6, 2012 7-9pm
Feb. 7, 2012 9-11am (landscapers)
Feb. 8, 2012 9-11am
Feb. 9, 2012 7-9pm (landscapers)
Feb. 16,2012 2-4pm
Feb. 20,2012 7-9pm
45 South St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Feb. 21, 2012 6:30-8:30pm (Turf Managers/Landscapers)
721 Foster St.
Durham, NC 27701
March 8, 9am-11am (Turf)
March 20, 5-8pm (Agricultural)
April 2, 9-11am (Turf)
April 25, 1-3pm (Turf)
May 9, 9-11am (Turf)
3309 Burlington Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27405
Feb. 7, 2012 1–5pm
Rain date: March 13
306-E Rever Rd.
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Feb. 16, 1-3pm (agriculture)
Feb. 23, 7-9am (agriculture)
Mar. 1, 1-3pm (commercial-turf)
525 NC Hwy 65, Ste 200
Reidsville, NC 27320-8861
Feb. 16, 1-3pm
The Jordan Lake Nutrient Management Strategy Fact Sheet is available at: http://www.turffiles.ncsu.edu/PDFFiles/005295/Jordan_Lake_Nutrient_Maneagement_Strategy.pdf
Jordan Lake rules, regulations and training information is available at: