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Fertiliser import international

This is a discussion on Fertiliser import international within the General Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Anyone had luck importing orchid fertiliser ( small quantity ) powder and liquid form? Just ...

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    Anyone had luck importing orchid fertiliser ( small quantity ) powder and liquid form? Just been on the phone to the post office my parcel is held up in Ministry of Agriculture... I thought plants was their main restriction, hope they let it through...

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    Although in Puerto Rico we are governed by most of US laws. I have imported fertilizer in small and medium quantities an some of the packages have been inspected. When I had more plants I used to buy fertilizer in 50 lbs bags. I had a couple of visits from the FBI, DEA and ATF, very educated persons mind you. WHY? Fertilizer can be used to make explosives! Don't know if you are old enough to remember the Oklahoma blasting where a whole building was destroyed and many lives lost, including children. The explosive device was a truck filled with Nitrogen based fertilizer and an accelerant. So maybe that is the problem. Maybe you can contact the authorities and arrange for a visual inspection of your growing area. That usually takes care of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose R. Nieves View Post
    Jai:
    Although in Puerto Rico we are governed by most of US laws. I have imported fertilizer in small and medium quantities an some of the packages have been inspected. When I had more plants I used to buy fertilizer in 50 lbs bags. I had a couple of visits from the FBI, DEA and ATF, very educated persons mind you. WHY? Fertilizer can be used to make explosives! Don't know if you are old enough to remember the Oklahoma blasting where a whole building was destroyed and many lives lost, including children. The explosive device was a truck filled with Nitrogen based fertilizer and an accelerant. So maybe that is the problem. Maybe you can contact the authorities and arrange for a visual inspection of your growing area. That usually takes care of it.
    Jose
    Wow explosives never even crossed my mind! But the thing is garden centre sells fertilisers too if they look at it that way... I suppose the MAF they like to keep people on their toes!

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