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Fertilizer Management in the Jordan Lake Watershed

January 26, 2012
by Charles Peacock

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

919-515-7615 (office)

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:

Jordan Lake Nutrient Management Strategy Map


Fertilizer management training is available for free at N.C. Cooperative Extension offices.

Online training is available for a $10 fee:

Dates and locations of N.C. Cooperative Extension training events are provided below. Please contact your county office for more information.

Alamance County

 209-C N. Graham-Hopedale Rd.

 Burlington, NC 27217

 (336) 570-6740

 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


Chatham County

 45 South St.

 Pittsboro, NC 27312

 (919) 542-8202

Feb. 21, 2012 6:30-8:30pm (Turf Managers/Landscapers)


Durham County

 721 Foster St.

 Durham, NC 27701

 (919) 560-0525


 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)


Guilford County

 3309 Burlington Rd.

 Greensboro, NC 27405

 (336) 375-5876

 Feb. 7, 2012   1–5pm

 Rain date: March 13


Orange County

 306-E Rever Rd.

 Hillsborough, NC 27278

 (919) 245-2050

 Feb. 16, 1-3pm (agriculture)

 Feb. 23, 7-9am (agriculture)

 Mar. 1, 1-3pm (commercial-turf)


Rockingham County

525 NC Hwy 65, Ste 200

Reidsville, NC 27320-8861

(336) 342-8230

Feb. 16, 1-3pm



The Jordan Lake Nutrient Management Strategy Fact Sheet is available at:

Jordan Lake rules, regulations and training information is available at: