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 Regulation 2003/2003/EC has been repealed with effect from 16 July 2022 by Regulation 2019/1009/EU.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
E Inorganic micro-nutrient fertilisers
Minimum content of nutrients (percentage by weight). Data on the expression of nutrients. Other requirements Other Requirements
(1) 5 % total content for a solid mixture or (2) 2 % total content for a fluid mixture Individual micro-nutrients according to Section E.2.1
Nutrient declaration
Total content of each micro-nutrient expressed as percentage of the fertiliser by mass, except where a micro-nutrient is totally water-soluble

Water-soluble content of each micro-nutrient expressed as percentage of the fertiliser by mass where the soluble content is at least half of the total content. Where a micro-nutrient is totally water-soluble, only the water-soluble content shall be declared

Where a micro-nutrient is chemically linked with an organic molecule, the micro-nutrient shall be declared immediately following the water-soluble content as a percentage of the fertiliser by mass, followed by one of the terms 'chelated by' or 'complexed by' with the name of each authorised chelating or complexing agent(s) as set out in Section E.3. The name of the organic molecule may be replaced by its initials

The following statement below the compulsory and optional declarations: 'To be used only where there is a recognised need. Do not exceed the appropriate dose rate'

Other data
Name of each micronutrient and its chemical symbol present listed in alphabetical order of their chemical symbols followed by the name(s) of its counter-ion(s) immediately after the type designation
Physical form
Solid or fluid
E.2.4 Solid or fluid mixtures of micro-nutrient fertilisers
for the declared micro-nutrients: 0.4 % in absolute terms (for a content of more than 2 %) or one fifth of the declared value (for a content not exceeding 2 %)

for the various forms of nitrogen or the declared solubilities of phosphorus pentoxide is one-tenth of the overall content of the nutrient concerned with a maximum of 2 % by mass, provided that the overall content of that nutrient remains within the limits specified in Annex I and the tolerances specified for the types of fertilizers

Production and Ingredients
Product obtained by mixing two or more E.1 types of fertiliser or obtained by dissolving and/or suspending two or more E.1 types of fertiliser in water
Type designation
Mixture of micro-nutrients
2 A chelating agent may be designated by means of its initials as set out in E.3.

3 If the product leaves no solid residue after being dissolved in water it may be described as 'for dissolution'

4 Where a micro-nutrient is present in a chelated form, the pH range guaranteeing acceptable stability of the chelated fraction shall be stated