On Wednesday, 27 March 2019, European Parliament voted to approve the Compromise on the Fertilising Products Regulation (FPR). This agreement favours a circular, bio-based economy and sustainable agriculture in many ways:
- EU farmers will have access to the same fertilising products to allow them to manage plant nutrition and soil fertility sustainably;
- Plant biostimulants and other EU fertilizing products will meet high standards and compete on a common footing by the introduction of environmental and human safety parameters;
- The access of Plant biostimulantsfor the first time to the EU market will promote the growth of a highly innovative industry.
The agreement provides a base for making European policy and farming practices fit to meet the challenges of sustainable agriculture.