October 18, 2017
by Lili Chatzikonstantinou
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Infographics

A new suite of infographics are currently being created. The first one on the Plant Biostimulant Industry is now available.

July 13, 2017
by Lili Chatzikonstantinou
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European Parliament vote takes the right direction to support innovation and promote a single market for biostimulants

The voting results of the IMCO Committee have sent a strong signal to the biostimulants’ industry promoting a single market and innovation. In contrast to other fertilising products, the biostimulant industry lacks EU wide rules for market access and product approval.

July 10, 2017
by Lili Chatzikonstantinou
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Why harmonized standards are key for market safe, effective and affordable biostimulants

The objective of harmonized standards, under the New Legislative Framework, is to promote the free movement of goods in a single market and eliminate barriers to trade.
Implementing harmonized standards is a way to ensure that only safe and compliant products find their way to market, enabling all economic players to benefit from a level playing field.

June 21, 2017
by Lili Chatzikonstantinou
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Biostimulants: It’s the combination that matters

To understand how biostimulants work, we must consider the combination of the different ingredients, rather than trying to define them through their individual ingredients.

June 19, 2017
by Lili Chatzikonstantinou
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Syngenta joins EBIC

The board of the European Biostimulant Industry Council (EBIC) approved the membership of Syngenta, raising EBIC’s membership to 56.

June 14, 2017
by Lili Chatzikonstantinou
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Perverse Effects of Modifying REACH Requirements

REACH’s principal aim is to improve the protection of human health and the environment by identifying the intrinsic properties of chemical substances through the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals.

June 2, 2017
by Lili Chatzikonstantinou
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Will CE marked biostimulants be effective?

Biostimulants: an effective complement for sustainable agriculture

In contrast to fertilisers and crop protection products, biostimulants lack EU wide rules for market access and product approval.

However, the wide range of ingredients and effects of biostimulants make it impossible to measure their effectiveness without analyzing what they actually do.