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
G Liming materials
Minimum content of nutrients (percentage by weight). Data on the expression of nutrients. Other requirements Other Requirements
Fineness determined by wet sieving: - at least 97 % to pass through a 3,15 mm sieve - at least 80 % to pass through a 1 mm sieve and - at least 50 % to pass through a 0,5 mm sieve
Minimum neutralising value
Nutrient declaration
Neutralising value

Total calcium

Total magnesium (optional)

Reactivity and method of determination (optional)

Moisture (optional)

Fineness determined by wet sieving (optional)

Soil incubation results (optional)

Other data
Usual trade names or alternative names may be added
Physical form
Standard quality
G.1 Natural Limes
Production and Ingredients
Product containing as its essential ingredient calcium carbonate, obtained by grinding of natural deposits of limestone
Type designation
Limestone standard quality
5 The words 'LIMING MATERIAL' shall be added after the term 'EC FERTILISER'

6 All the properties mentioned in the tables of Sections G.1 to G.5 refer to the product as supplied unless otherwise specified

7 Granulated liming materials which are produced by aggregating smaller primary particles must break down when stirred in water into particles with fineness distributions as specified in the type descriptions, and as measured using Method 14.9 'Determination of the breakdown of granules'

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