Why do we give so little product information?
You’ve been used to reading detailed information about our products, their effect(s) and application(s) on our site.
This is now prohibited to us by the European Fertilising Products Regulation (FPR) (EU 2019/1009). This EU regulation is a response to a lack of clarity in the market when it comes to differences between so-called 'green products' (biostimulants, plant enhancers, products of natural origin) and pesticides (crop protection products, biocides, basic substances).
This law has now entered into force in the EU and will be further translated into national legislation for each EU member state and made effective.
Biostimulant or plant protection product
According to this Regulation, a substance or product is a biostimulant if it stimulates the efficient use of nutrients. If it improves tolerance to abiotic stress (heat, drought, salinization), improves quality characteristics or improves availability of nutrients retained in the soil or rhizosphere.
Different legislation applies to crop protection products, which act against biotic factors (such as fungi, bacteria or harmful insects). These products must be approved as such by the Competent Authorities (different in each EU-member state), with all the necessary investments (financially and in terms of time), the opening of formula cases and the creation of files.
Of course we have to abide by the law. This means that, unfortunately, we cannot provide you with more detailed information anymore than we do in the adapted descriptions.