Subdivision 1. Applicability.
The definitions in this section apply to sections
Subd. 2. Agricultural liming materials.
"Agricultural liming materials" means materials
whose calcium or magnesium compounds, or both, account for an ENP of 20 percent or more
and includes, but is not limited to, burnt lime, hydrated lime, industrial by-product, limestone,
Subd. 3. Brand.
"Brand" means the term designating trademark, product name, or other
specific designation under which individual agricultural liming material is offered for sale.
Subd. 4. Bulk.
"Bulk" means in nonpackaged form.
Subd. 5. Burnt lime.
"Burnt lime" means a material made from limestone that consists
essentially of calcium oxide or a combination of calcium oxide with magnesium oxide.
Subd. 5a. Calcium carbonate equivalent; CCE.
"Calcium carbonate equivalent" or "CCE"
means the acid neutralizing capacity of an agricultural liming material expressed as a weight
percentage of pure calcium carbonate. CCE is often referred to as the "chemical purity" of an
agricultural liming material.
Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1
Subd. 7. Distributor.
"Distributor" means a person who imports, consigns, produces, or
offers for sale, sells, barters, or otherwise supplies agricultural liming material in this state.
Subd. 8. ENP.
"ENP" means effective neutralizing power and is an expression of the
neutralizing value of liming material based on the calcium carbonate equivalent and fineness
which is expressed as a dry weight percentage.
Subd. 9. Fineness.
"Fineness" means the percentage by weight of material that will pass
sieves of specified sizes.
Subd. 10. Guaranteed analysis.
"Guaranteed analysis" means the plant food claim in
addition to claims for ENP or the ability to neutralize soil acidity.
Subd. 11.[Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1
Subd. 12. Hydrated lime.
"Hydrated lime" means a material made from burnt lime that
consists of calcium hydroxide or a combination of calcium hydroxide with either magnesium
oxide, magnesium hydroxide, or both.
Subd. 13. Industrial by-product.
"Industrial by-product" means an industrial waste or
by-product or the by-product of a municipal water treatment process containing calcium or
magnesium or both in a form that may neutralize soil acidity.
Subd. 14. Label.
"Label" means the display of all written, printed, or graphic matter on
the immediate container or the statement accompanying a bulk shipment of agricultural liming
Subd. 15. Labeling.
"Labeling" means written, printed, or graphic matter on or
accompanying agricultural liming material and advertisements, brochures, posters, and television,
radio, or other announcements used in promoting their sale.
Subd. 16. Limestone.
"Limestone" means a material consisting of calcium carbonate or a
combination of calcium carbonate with magnesium carbonate capable of neutralizing soil acidity.
Subd. 17. Marl.
"Marl" means a granular or loosely consolidated earthy material composed
largely of sea shell fragments and calcium carbonate.
Subd. 18. Official sample.
"Official sample" means a sample of agricultural liming material
taken by the commissioner according to methods prescribed in section
Subd. 19.[Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1
Subd. 20.[Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1
Subd. 21. Plant food.
"Plant food" means one of the following plant nutrients or an
additional plant nutrient that might be generally recognized as beneficial for plant growth:
nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, boron, chlorine, cobalt, copper,
iron, manganese, molybdenum, sodium, and zinc.
Subd. 22. Producer.
"Producer" means a person who operates a source of production or who
blends an agricultural liming material to form a stockpile.
Subd. 23. Sell.
(1) selling or transferring ownership;
(2) offering and exposing for sale, exchange, distribution, and transportation in and into
(3) possession with intent to sell, exchange, distribute, or transport in and into this state;
(4) storing, carrying, and handling in aid of traffic, whether done in person or through an
agent, employee, or others; or
(5) receiving, accepting, and holding a consignment for sale.
Subd. 24. Source of production.
"Source of production" means a plant or facility where
agricultural liming materials are produced or stockpiled.
Subd. 25. Stockpile.
"Stockpile" means a supply of agricultural liming material stored
for future use.
Subd. 26.[Repealed, 1996 c 330 s 23
Subd. 27.[Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1
Subd. 28. Weight.
"Weight" means the weight of material as offered for sale.
History: 1990 c 561 s 2; 1996 c 330 s 19,20; 1997 c 216 s 33