24 June 2021
Biostimulant legislation: More consultation needed
THE UK biostimulant industry is facing an extensive review of the regulatory environment relating to the ability of UK growers to apply them after September 2022.
The legislative review (DEFRA, Project 31280 “Creating an Enabling Regulatory Environment for Enhanced Efficiency Fertilisers”) has come about under the EU withdrawal agreement. Within it, the UK signed up to the EU Fertiliser Regulation, (EC) 219/1009.
But Managing Director of Emerald Research Ltd (ERL), Simon Fox, said there appears to have been little consultation and evidence evaluation since initial contact with ADAS/DEFRA.
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