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EBIC Code of Conduct for Placing Plant Biostimulants on the Market

EBIC members mark the launch of the EBIC Code of Conduct

EBIC members mark the launch of the EBIC Code of Conduct for Placing Plant Biostimulants on the Market (Brussels, 15 October 2013)

About the EBIC Code of Conduct

Text of the EBIC Code of Conduct 

(with PDF versions for download, including translations into selected languages as listed at the top of the page)

Frequently Asked Questions about the EBIC Code of Conduct

Implementation:

  • Company implementation of the Code of Conduct
  • Resources to support members’ implementation
  • Companies that are no longer considered to be signatories to the Code of Conduct

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About the Code’s independent review panel (forthcoming)

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About the EBIC Code of Conduct

Plant biostimulants do not sit easily in the conventional thinking about crop production. Until now, substance-based classifications separated products into the realm of fertilizers or plant protection products. Today, we realize that a single substance may have more than one functional use, bringing varied benefits depending on when and how it is applied as well as the context in which it is used.

In recent years, agronomists have come to realize that various physiological systems in plants (and with their microbiomes) are connected in complex and previously unsuspected ways. These interactions are where plant biostimulants have their effect.

This has led to some confusion in the marketplace about the nature and impact of plant biostimulants, further compounded by the variation between national definitions and approaches to regulating plant biostimulants. This code of conduct embodies the commitment of EBIC’s members to place plant biostimulants on the market in a way that promotes transparency and allows farmers to make informed choices about the additional benefits that biostimulants can bring to their crop management systems.

View the text of the Code of Conduct online
Download the EBIC Code of Conduct in PDF format