Fertilisers Regulation, Annex I, A, E.1, E2.4 and G

EU Regulation 2003/2003 consolidates all the European Union rules that apply to fertilisers, and ensures that the technical requirements outlined in the regulation are implemented uniformly. The regulation only applies to mineral fertilisers consisting of one or more plant nutrients. Annex I lists fertiliser types according to their specific characteristics, while Annex II provides a list of associated tolerances.

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Annex Section
A Inorganic straight primary nutrient fertilisers
Minimum content of nutrients (percentage by weight). Data on the expression of nutrients. Other requirements Nutrient (b) Maximum content
1.5 % by weight
Nutrient (b) Expressed as
As N
Other nutrient (b)
Ammoniacal nitrogen
N Minimum content
15 % by weight
N Expressed as
As total nitrogen or as ammoniacal and nitric nitrogen
Nutrient declaration
Total nitrogen

Additional optional particulars: Nitric nitrogen, Ammoniacal nitrogen

A.1 Nitrogenous fertilisers
0.4 (for the primary nutrient)
Production and Ingredients
Chemically obtained product containing calcium nitrate as its essential ingredient and possibly ammonium nitrate
Type designation
Calcium nitrate (nitrate of lime)

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