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 Other Requirements
Particle size: - at least 75 % able to pass through a sieve with a mesh of 0,160 mm - at least 96 % able to pass through a sieve with a mesh of 0,630 mm
P Minimum content
25 % by weight
P Expressed as
As P2O5 soluble in alkaline ammonium citrate (Petermann)
Nutrient declaration
Phosphorus pentoxide soluble in alkaline ammonium citrate
A.2 Phosphatic fertilisers
0.8 (for P2O5 solubility in alkaline ammonium citrate)
Production and Ingredients
Product obtained by heat treatment of ground rock phosphate with alkaline compounds and silicic acid, and containing alkaline calcium phosphate and calcium silicate as essential ingredients
Type designation
Calcined phosphate
1 Where a particle size criterion is prescribed for the basic constituent materials of fertilisers sold in granular form (fertilisers 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7), it will be established by an appropriate analytical method

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