Fertilisers Regulation, Annex I, A - E.1, E2.4 and G, Annex II

EU. EC Fertiliser Type List: Annex I A - E.1, E.2.4 & G, Annex II, Regulation 2003/2003/EC, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2021/862, 31 May 2021

This list contains Annex I fertiliser types according to their specific characteristics, and Annex II associated tolerances. Regulation 2003/2003/EC consolidates all European Union rules that apply to fertilisers, and ensures that the technical requirements it outlines are implemented uniformly. The Regulation only applies to mineral fertilisers consisting of one or more plant nutrients. Regulation 2003/2003/EC has been repealed with effect from 16 July 2022 by Regulation 2019/1009/EU.

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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 Nutrient (a) Minimum content
3 %w/w
Nutrient (a) Expressed as
As N
Other nutrient (a)
Ammoniacal and/or nitric and/or ureic nitrogen
Other Requirements
At least 1/3 of the declared total nitrogen content must derive from urea formaldehyde

The nitrogen from the urea formaldehyde must contain at least 3/5 nitrogen that is soluble in hot water

Max. biuret content
(ureic N + urea formaldehyde N) x 0,026
N Minimum content
18 %w/w
N Expressed as
As total nitrogen
Nutrient declaration
Total nitrogen

For each form amounting to at least 1 %: nitric nitrogen, ammoniacal nitrogen, ureic nitrogen

Nitrogen from urea formaldehyde

Nitrogen from urea formaldehyde that is soluble in cold water

Nitrogen from urea formaldehyde that is only soluble in hot water

A.1 Nitrogenous fertilisers
Production and Ingredients
Product obtained chemically containing urea formaldehyde and a straight nitrogenous fertiliser [List A-1, excluding products 3(a), 3(b) and 5]
Type designation
Nitrogenous fertiliser containing urea formaldehyde