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.
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.
In many families the secret recipe of a special family dish is passed from one generation to another orally to avoid the recipes or family secrets from getting out.
To understand how biostimulants work, we must consider the combination of the different ingredients, rather than trying to define them through their individual ingredients.
The board of the European Biostimulant Industry Council (EBIC) approved the membership of Syngenta, raising EBIC’s membership to 56.
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.
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.
Biotic stress is strain and pressure that occurs as a result of damage inflicted on plants from other living organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, beneficial and harmful insects or weeds.
In recent decades scientists’ understanding of plant nutrition has broadened and the contribution of biostimulants is one of the areas of emerging knowledge.
Climate change and an increasing population are adding to the pressure on the agricultural sector to provide consumers with sustainable good quality food. In order to meet these consumer needs, farmers must have access to modern technology.
Let’s look at the 5 ways biostimulants contribute to sustainable agriculture.