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EU. Fertiliser List: Annex I A-E.1, E.2.4 & G, Annex II

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.

Annex Section
B Inorganic compound primary nutrient fertilisers
Minimum content of nutrients (percentage by weight). Data on the expression of nutrients. Other requirements NPK Minimum content
18 % by weight
NPK Expressed as
As total P2O5 + K2O
K Minimum content
5 % by weight
K Expressed as
As K2O
P Minimum content
5 % by weight
P Expressed as
As P2O5
Nutrient declaration
(1) Water-soluble P2O5 (2) P2O5 soluble in neutral ammonium citrate (3) P2O5 soluble in neutral ammonium citrate and in water (4) P2O5 soluble in mineral acids only (5) P2O5 soluble in alkaline ammonium citrate (Petermann) (6a) P2O5 soluble in mineral acids, of which at least 75 % of the declared P2O5 content is soluble in 2 % citric acid (6b) P2O5 soluble in 2 % citric acid (7) P2O5 soluble in mineral acids of which at least 75 % of the declared P2O5 content is soluble in alkaline ammonium citrate (Joulie) (8) P2O5 soluble in mineral acids, of which at least 55 % of the declared P2O5 content is soluble in 2 % formic acid

Particle size of the basic phosphatic ingredients: Thomas slag at least 75 % able to pass through a sieve with a mesh of 0,160 mm Aluminium-calcium phosphate at least 90 % able to pass through a sieve with a mesh of 0,160 mm Calcined phosphate at least 75

Water soluble K2O

Other data
1. A PK fertiliser free from Thomas slag, calcined phosphate, aluminium- calcium phosphate, partially solubilised rock phosphate and soft ground rock phosphate must be declared in accordance with solubilities (1), (2) or (3): - when the water-soluble P2O5 does not amount to 2 % solubility (2) only shall be declared, - when the water-soluble P2O5 is at least 2 % solubility (3) shall be declared and the water-soluble P2O5 content must be indicated [solubility (1)]. The P2O5 content soluble in mineral acids only must not exceed 2 %. For this type 1, the test sample for determining solubilities (2) and (3) shall be 1 g

2 (a) A PK fertiliser containing soft ground rock phosphate or partially solubilised rock phosphate must be free from Thomas slag, calcined phosphate and aluminium-calcium phosphate.It shall be declared in accordance with solubilities (1), (3) and (4) This type of fertiliser must contain: - at least 2 % P2O5 soluble in mineral acids only [solubility (4)],- at least 5 % P2O5 soluble in water and neutral ammonium citrate [solubility (3)], - at least 2,5 % water-soluble P2O5 [solubility (1)]. This type of fertiliser must be marketed under the designation 'PK fertiliser containing soft ground rock phosphate' or 'PK fertiliser containing partially solubilised rock phosphate'. For this type 2(a), the test sample for determining solubility (3) shall be 3 g

2 (b) A PK fertiliser containing aluminium- calcium phosphate must be free from Thomas slag, calcined phosphate and partially solubilised rock phosphate. It shall be declared in accordance with solubilities (1) and (7), the latter applying after deduction of the solubility in water. This type of fertiliser must contain: - at least 2 % water-soluble P2O5 [solubility (1)], - at least 5 % P2O5 according to solubility (7). This type of fertiliser must be marketed under the designation 'PK fertiliser containing aluminium-calcium phosphate'

3. In the case of PK fertilisers containing only one of the following types of phosphatic fertiliser: Thomas slag, calcined phosphate, aluminium- calcium phosphate, soft ground rock phosphate, the type designation must be followed by an indication of the phosphate ingredient.The declaration of the solubility of the P2O5 must be given in accordance with the following solubilities: - for fertilisers based on Thomas slag: solubility (6a) (France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania), (6b) (Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Austria) - for fertilisers based on calcined phosphate: solubility (5), - for fertilisers based on aluminium- calcium phosphate: solubility (7), - for fertilisers based on soft ground rock phosphate: solubility (8)

Water-soluble potassium oxide

The indication 'low in chloride' is linked to a maximum content of 2 % Cl

Chloride content may be declared

Sub-section
B.4 PK fertilisers
Tolerance
1.1 (for P2O5)

1.1 (for K2O)

1.5 (for total nutrients)

Production and Ingredients
Product obtained chemically or by blending, without addition of organic nutrients of animal or vegetable origin
Type designation
PK fertilisers

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