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 2 mm sieve - at least 80 % to pass through a 1 mm sieve - at least 50 % to pass through a 0,315 mm sieve and - at least 30 % to pass through a 0,1 mm sieve
Minimum neutralising value
Mg Minimum content
12 % by weight
Mg Expressed as
As MgO
Nutrient declaration
Neutralising value

Total calcium

Total magnesium

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
Fine quality
G.1 Natural Limes
Production and Ingredients
Product containing as its essential ingredients calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate, obtained by grinding of natural deposits of dolomite
Type designation
Dolomitic limestone - fine 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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