Iowa proposes legislation to allow cities to regulate fertilizer

02/27/2009 |

Iowa lawmakers have proposed statewide legislation that would allow cities to regulate lawn fertilizers. The city of Ames would like to regulate phosphorous fertilizers to prevent runoff into a nearby lake. "The City Council would have to be very careful in crafting any city ordinance to balance the desire of residents to have nice-looking lawns with the public health and safety," said state Sen. Herman Quirmbach, who introduced the bill.

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