CE Europäische Union
  • 65 - Landwirtschaft

Fertilising products; Fertilizers (ICS 65.080)

Draft Commission Delegated Regulation supplementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 of the European Parliament and of the Council by laying down criteria on agronomic efficiency and safety for the use of by-products in EU fertilising products (8 page(s), in English)

By-products may be used in fertilising products either as main components, in larger quantities, or as technical additives, only in small quantities.

For the first category, the draft Commission Delegated Regulation lists the most commonly used by-products according to existing practices. These materials have been selected based on their market potential, on the data availability, current legal situation and use history, their clear agronomic value, as well as the straightforwardness of safety criteria development given the time constrains in performing the assessment. 

For the second category, the draft Commission Delegated Regulation permits the use of by-products as technical additives up to 5% in the final product.

Maximum limit-values for relevant substances of concern are also included.