Last week, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) announced a public workshop to discuss proposed revisions to the Urban Turf Rule in 5E-1003 F.A.C.  The Workshop will be held on May 28th at 9:30 a.m. at 3125 Connor Boulevard, in Tallahassee, Florida. 

The proposed revisions would:

  • Add a definition for "actively growing" turf (meaning that which requires biweekly mowing)
  • Replace the existing recommended nitrogen table with a new table with spring/summer and fall/winter categories, and adding a timing of application to be only on "actively growing" turf
  • Deleting the limit of 1 lb/1000 sq.ft. at any one time and replacing it with a limit of 2 lbs/1000 sq.ft. during the spring provided that no more that 35% is released in the first seven days
  • Require labels to provide "minimum" coverage area instead of "maximum" coverage area.
  • Update the published versions of BMPs for Golf Courses and Protection of Water Resources
For a copy of the proposed revisions and meeting agenda, contact Weldon Collier, DACS Program Coordinator, at (850) 617-7907 or click on the following link: