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 Regulation 2003/2003/EC has been repealed with effect from 16 July 2022 by Regulation 2019/1009/EU.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
G Liming materials
Minimum content of nutrients (percentage by weight). Data on the expression of nutrients. Other requirements Other Requirements
3 % N for mixtures containing fertiliser types with a minimum N content

3 % P2O5 for mixtures containing fertiliser types with a minimum content P2O5

3 % K2O for mixtures containing fertiliser types with a minimum content K2O, Potassium expressed as water-soluble K2O

Minimum neutralising value
N Minimum content
3 %w/w
N Expressed as
As total nitrogen
K Minimum content
3 %w/w
K Expressed as
As K2O
P Minimum content
3 %w/w
P Expressed as
As P2O5
Nutrient declaration
Neutralising Value

Nutrients according to the nutrient declarations of the individual fertiliser types

Total calcium

Total magnesium if MgO > 3 %

If the chloride content does not exceed 2 % Cl, the words 'low in chloride' may be added

Moisture (optional)

Fineness (optional)

Other data
Other requirements mentioned in the individual entries
G.5 Mixtures of liming materials with other EC fertiliser types
Production and Ingredients
Product obtained by mixing, compacting or granulating liming materials listed in sections G.1 to G.4 with fertiliser types listed in sections A, B or D. The following mixtures are prohibited: - ammonium sulphate (Type A.1.4) or urea (Type A.1.9) with oxide limes or hydroxide limes listed in Section G.2; - mixing and then compacting or granulating super phosphates of the types A.2.2(a), (b) or (c) with any of the types described in Section G.1 to G.4
Type designation
Mixture of [type designation in section G.1 to G.4] with [type designation in section A, B, D]
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'