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AAPFCO Official Publication
This is the source of information for AAPFCO, its membership, Rules & Standards (including the model "Uniform State Fertilizer Bill" and other model bills), Uniform Policy Statements and Official Terms. Also contained are meeting, committee and financial reports, and also directories of State and National Control Officials.


Laboratory Sample Prep Manual
The Laboratory Services Committee has produced this manual on sampling for the laboratory.
  • The Laboratory Sample Prep Manual is currently out of print.


AAPFCO Operations Manual
The history and structure of AAPFCO and its committees. Association operations are described, including information on hosting an annual meeting.


Sampling Equipment
Research Machining Services Department at Purdue University can make fertilizer sampling tools for your organization.


Commercial Fertilizer
"Commercial Fertilizers 2013" is available; all earlier versions are still available. National fertilizer use data are available in a hard-copy publication, "Commercial Fertilizers 2013", which is available from The Fertilizer Institute (TFI). The Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO), in partnership with TFI, has published the 2013 edition of the Commercial Fertilizer Report. The report, which documents consumption by nutrient and by state, is $30 per copy for members of TFI and AAPFCO, and $100 per copy for non-members. To order a copy of Commercial Fertilizer 2013, please contact Valerie Sutton, Director, Member Services and Conferences, by telephone: (202) 515-2709, or by e-mail: vsutton@tfi.org. Earlier data is available for $100 per copy.

The data are also available in a computer file from: Joe Slater, Fert./Ag-Lime Control Service, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211-8080, Telephone: (573) 882-0007, Fax: (573) 882-4543, E-mail: slaterj@missouri.edu.

Excel or ASCII text formats of the Commercial Fertilizer 2013 data are available. AAPFCO sells the FY2012 and FY2011 data sets for $600 each. All other historic data (2010-1985) are $250 each. The data are available on CD or via e-mail. Send your order via e-mail stating the format you prefer and include the year(s) and the media form you wish to receive.


AAPFCO Inspection Manual
The Seminars Committee encourages each state to provide a copy of the AAPFCO Inspection Manual for each of their fertilizer inspectors and to have at least one copy of the AAPFCO Inspection Video in their office.


Inspection Video
The Inspection Video was professionally made by the production facilities of CF Industries, in cooperation with TFI and AAPFCO's Inspection and Sampling Subcommittee of the Seminars Committee.