Biostimulants and plant protection products may share common ingredients. However, they have different functions. Biostimulants play a similar role as vitamins and enzymes do in human nutrition. That means it is more appropriate for biostimulants to be part of the broader family of fertilizing products.
EBIC responds to comments that arose during the ENVI and AGRI Committee debates on Monday 27 February 2017 -- New position paper available on the boundary between biostimulants and plant protection.
A working group outside the formal negotiating process will seek a solution so that biostimulants, containing beneficial microorganisms, can be brought to market easily and quickly without compromising safety and quality.
Interview with Lee West, Global Field Agronomy Manager at Novozymes, gave his views on industry's needs for biostimulants.
Interview with Kristen Sukalac, consultant to the European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC), shares her thoughts on what the industry would like to see in order to support innovation and ensure that quality products can be placed on the market quickly and safely.
Interview with Jacob Bagge Hansen, General Director at Fertilizers Europe, explained what is important when making general rules for the internal market in the draft regulation.
Interview with Agnes Borg, Industrial Manager Biotechnology at EuropaBio, gave her thoughts about the institutional biases facing biobased technologies.
Interview with Massimo Burioni, Programme Officer at European Commission, gave his views on the challenges that the Commission face when negotiating regulatory framework for innovative industries, like biostimulants.
EBIC and the EU Danish Permanent representation hosted an interactive workshop to discuss how the right regulatory framework would enable the agricultural sector to benefit from innovative modern technology including biostimulants.
On 7th February, 10.00-13.30, EBIC and the EU Danish Permanent representative will host an interactive workshop to discuss how the right regulatory framework will enable the agricultural sector to benefit from innovative modern technology, such as biostimulants.