CHAPTER 37 ‑ AGRONOMIC SERVICES

 

SECTION .0100 ‑ ORGANIZATION

 

 

02 NCAC 37 .0101             ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

02 NCAC 37 .0102             COORDINATION AND ADVICE

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑22(17);

Eff. July 17, 1981;

Repealed Eff. January 1, 1985.

SECTION .0200 ‑ PROGRAMS

 

02 NCAC 37 .0201             SOIL TESTING SERVICE

The Agronomic Services Division shall analyze all samples for volume weight, pH, BpH, humic matter, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc. The Agronomic Services Division shall make nutrient and management recommendations to correct deficiencies or toxicities by the application of lime, fertilizer, and other soil amendments.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-22(17);

Eff. July 17, 1981;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1990;

Agency did not readopt rule pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A by RRC established deadline of March 31, 2017;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2017.

 

02 NCAC 37 .0202             PLANT ANALYSIS SERVICE

(a)  The Agronomic Services Division shall analyze all samples for nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, boron and other elements, as needed to make recommendations for corrective action. Results of the test and recommendations for corrective action shall be provided by the Agronomic Services Division. For the purposes of this Rule, "plant analyses" shall include analysis of wastes, soilless media, and other solutions for agronomic purposes.

(b)  Fees for these services, to be paid at the time of submission, shall be as follows:

(1)           Routine plant analysis - $5.00.

(2)           Routine solution analysis - $5.00.

(3)           Routine soilless media analysis - $5.00.

(4)           Routine waste analysis - $8.00.

(5)           Research plant, waste, soilless media, and solution analysis - $12.00.

(6)           Nonresident plant, waste, soilless media, and solution analysis - $25.00.

(7)           Special services:

(A)          Heavy metals - $20.00.

(B)          Waste-N breakout - $10.00.

(C)          Waste-liming equivalent - $10.00.

(D)          Plant-chloride - $2.00.

(E)           Molybdenum - $2.00.

(F)           Plant-petiole nitrates - $2.00.

(G)          Bulk density - $10.00.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-22(17);

Eff. July 17, 1981;

Temporary Amendment Eff. July 7, 1989 for a Period of 180 Days to Expire on January 2, 1990;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1990; January 2, 1990;

Temporary Amendment Eff. December 3, 2013;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2014;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 19, 2015;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2017.

 

02 NCAC 37 .0203             NEMATODE ADVISORY SERVICE

Individuals desiring nematode analysis may obtain sample containers and instructions from the Agronomic Services Division, county extension office, farm supply dealers, Agronomic Division Regional Agronomists, or other local agricultural advisors. If plant‑destructive nematodes are found in the soil, the best method of control will be recommended. A fee of two dollars ($2.00) will be charged for each sample analyzed.

 

History Note:        Filed as a Temporary Amendment Eff. July 7, 1989 for a Period of 180 Days to Expire on January 2, 1990;

Authority G.S. 106‑22(17);

Eff. July 17, 1981;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1990; January 2, 1990;

Agency did not readopt rule pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A by RRC established deadline of March 31, 2017.