Fertilisers Regulation, Annex I, E.3 Chelating and complexing agents

EU. EC Fertiliser Type List, Annex I E.3: chelating agents, Regulation 2003/2003/EC, amended by Regulation 2019/1102/EU, 28 June 2019

This list contains Annex I fertiliser types according to their specific characteristics. Regulation 2003/2003/EC consolidates all European Union rules that apply to fertilisers, and ensure 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. Regulation 2003/2003/EC has been repealed with effect from 16 July 2022 by Regulation 2019/1009/EU.

Lignosulfonic acid

EC / List no: 617-129-9 CAS no: 8062-15-5
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IE.3.2 Annex I: E.3.2: The following complexing agents are only permitted in products for fertigation and/or foliar application, except for Zn lignosulfonate, Fe lignosulfonate, Cu lignosulfonate and Mn lignosulfonate that can be applied directly to the soil.
1 For quality reasons, the relative phenolic hydroxyl content and the relative organic sulphur content as measured by EN 16109 must exceed 1.5 % and 4.5 % respectively.