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CEN new Technical Committee: CEN/TC 455 “Plant Biostimulants and Agricultural Micro-organisms”

CEN new Technical Committee: CEN/TC 455 “Plant Biostimulants and Agricultural Micro-organisms”

 

CEN new Technical Committee: CEN/TC 455 “Plant Biostimulants and Agricultural Micro-organisms”

 

CEN National Members approved the proposal of France (AFNOR) for the creation of a new Technical Committee, CEN/TC 455 “Plant Biostimulants and Agricultural Micro-organisms”.

 

The scope of the new committee is standardization in the field of plant biostimulants and agricultural micro-organisms: specifications, safety requirements, marking and test methods allowing the verification of product claims for Plant Biostimulants and agricultural micro-oganisms.

 

The establishment of a technical committee in the field of plant biostimulants and agricultural micro-organisms comes in support of EC proposal for the elaboration of EU Regulation regarding the placing on the market of fertilizing products [2016/0084(COD)]. The new regulation will extend the scope of the previous fertilizers regulation to several new product families that have not been previously regulated at the EU level, including biostimulants. The draft EU Regulation clearly distinguishes plant biostimulants form fertilizers, liming materials, soil improvers and growing media. The draft regulation falls under the New Legislative Framework which inquires the development of harmonized standards to demonstrate conformity with essential requirements of products for safety and quality. The new technical committee will be the key player in the development of needed European standards for plant biostimulants in support of the new EU Regulation.

 

The initial work programme of the new committee will include the preparation of European standards in the following sectors:

  • Sampling of Plant Biostimulants;
  • Characterization, measurement and verification of the effects of Plants Biostimulants;
  • Safety parameters: determination and quantification.

 

For more information, please contact: expert Diana Ivanova, e-mail: diana.ivanova@bds-bg.org, tel: +359 2 81 74 577.

22 May 2017