Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program

1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814  •  916-900-5022  •  Fax: 916-900-5349  •  fertilizer@cdfa.ca.gov
Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services

The Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program is an industry-funded program that ensures consumers receive fertilizing materials that are safe and effective and meet the quality and quantity guaranteed by the manufacturer. The program's three arms include registration, inspection and research.

Learn how to register a fertilizer product, find helpful forms.

The fertilizer registration program ensures fertilizer products are in compliance with California Code of Regulations for fertilizer. Product labels are reviewed in the order they are submitted. It generally takes 60 to 90 days to complete a fertilizer registration. It is unlawful to sell an unregistered fertilizer product in California. To ensure your product fulfills registration, please begin the registration process 6 months in advance of planned date of first sale.

Register a fertilizer product for Organic food and crop production

Find your local inspector, find currently registered products, see fee schedule.

Find nutrient information for many crops, see what's new in fertilizer research

Find tonnage reporting and research studies.

Information on the Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board, New legislation, and more.

  • Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board
  • Proposed Legislative Action

    No pending legislation at this time.