More use of organic and waste-based fertilisers is now possible thanks to new EU rules governing fertilising products such as liming materials, soil improvers, growing agents, plant bio-stimulants and blends.
The new EU regulation on fertilising products promotes sustainable agriculture in support of the European Green Deal’s Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies. These rules have been introduced to help reduce the environmental impact of fertilisers, limit their risk to human health as well as reduce Europe’s dependency on imported fertilisers. They address safety, quality and labelling requirements that companies producing and selling such fertilisers will need to comply with allowing their products to be freely traded across the EU without additional formalities. A Guidance document on the labelling of EU fertiliser products is available to support businesses with the implementation of new rules.