Annual Fertilizer Application Report 2023 (Non-Ag)
Annual Fertilizer Application Report (AFAR)
Maryland law requires that any business that applies fertilizer to turfgrass must submit an Annual Fertilizer Application Report (AFAR) to the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) by March 1 each year.
Review the steps - read carefully
Create a Maryland OneStop Account
If you do not have a Maryland OneStop account click Register in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Enter your first name, last name, email address, and create a password, then click Register.
Verify Your Maryland OneStop Account Email
Once you have submitted your information to create an account you will receive an email from email@example.com. Click the "Verify Your Email" button in the email.
Complete the Application
Log in using the email and password you created and click the Apply Online button to submit an application for the Annual Fertilizer Application Report (AFAR). You only need to list the counties in which you applied nutrients.
*If you have stopped fertilizing turf in 2023, you need to complete the AFAR with the latest information that you have. You will need to provide an explanation in the comments box, so we can work with you and determine if you will not need to complete the AFAR in the future. You may receive a call from your nutrient management specialist for clarification of your comments.
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Annual Fertilizer Application Report Instructions
Download PDF of AFAR Instructions below
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What Happens After Submission
Nutrient Management Specialist Reviews the Annual Fertilizer Application Report (AFAR)
If major revisions are required, the Nutrient Management Specialist will send comments back to the license holder. The license holder then updates the AFAR and resubmits the report. If minor corrections are needed the Specialist will contact you by phone or email to verify the information and the make changes to the AFAR that was submitted.
The AFAR is Approved by the Nutrient Management Specialist
Submission is complete at this point.