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SECTION C.FLUID FERTILISERS

GroupName of MaterialMeaningDeclarationsLimits of variation (absolute value in % by weight, except where stated)
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
*This is only an indication of how the material should be named and accordingly this form of words should not be used in the statutory statement.
1(a)Nitrogen fertiliser solutionProduct obtained chemically and by dissolution in water, in a form stable at atmospheric pressure, without addition of organic nutrients of animal or vegetable origin, containing by weight not less than 15% (N). Nitrogen to be expressed as a total nitrogen or, if there is only one form, nitric nitrogen or ammoniacal nitrogen or ureic nitrogen. The maximum biuret content to be ureic N × 0.026.

Amount of total nitrogen.

Amount where equal to or greater than 1% by weight of:

1.  nitric nitrogen

2.  ammoniacal nitrogen.

3.  ureic nitrogen.

Optional declarations

Where the biuret content is less than 0.2%, the statement “low in biuret” may be made.

0.6
Ammonium nitrate-urea fertiliser solutionProduct obtained chemically and by dissolution in water, with ammonium nitrate and urea as essential ingredients, containing by weight not less than 26% nitrogen (N). Nitrogen expressed as total nitrogen, where the ureic nitrogen accounts for about half of the nitrogen present. The maximum biuret content to be 0.5%.

Amount of total nitrogen.

Amount of nitric nitrogen

Amount of ammoniacal nitrogen.

Amount of ureic nitrogen.

Optional declarationsWhere the biuret content is less than 0.2% the statement “low in biuret” may be made.

0.6
1(b)Aqueous ammoniaSolution containing ammonia gas dissolved in water, containing not less than 15% ammoniacal nitrogen (N).Amount of ammoniacal nitrogen.0.3
1(c)Straight nitrogenous fluid fertilisers named in accordance with Regulation 4(3)*Any straight nitrogenous fluid fertiliser not otherwise specified in this table.Amount of total nitrogen.0.8
1(d)Nitrogen fluid fertiliser. In addition the source materials shall be indicated in parentheses in descending order of nutrient contribution.Product obtained by mixing or blending two or more of the fertilisers listed in Groups 1(a), 1(b) and 1(c) of Section C of this table.

Amount of total nitrogen.

Amount of ureic nitrogen save that a declaration of 10% or less need not be made.

0.5 (for declarations up to and including 10% N)

0.8 (for declarations exceeding 10% N and up to and including 15percnt; N)

1.1 (for declarations exceeding 15% N)

As set out in paragraph 7(b) of this Schedule.

1(e)Straight Phosphatic fluid fertilisers named in accordance with regulation 4(3).*Straight Phosphatic fluid fertiliser

Amount of total phosphorus pentoxide.

0.9
1(f)

Phosphatic fluid fertiliser.

In addition the source materials shall be indicated in parentheses in descending order of nutrient contribution.

Product obtained by mixing or blending two or more of the fertilisers at Group 1(e),

Amount of total phosphorus pentoxide.

Amount of phosphorus pentoxide soluble in 2% formic acid.

0.5 (for declarations up to and including 10% P2O5)

0.8 (for declarations exceeding 10% P2O5)

1.1 (for declarations exceeding 15% P2O5)

0.8

1(g)Straight potassic fluid fertilisers named in accordance with Regulation 4(3)*Straight potassic fluid fertiliser.Ammount of total potassium oxide.1.0
1(h)

Potassic fluid fertiliser.

In addition the source materials shall be indicated in parentheses in descending order of nutrient contribution.

Product obtained by mixing or blending two or more of the fertilisers at Group 1(g).Amount of total potassium oxide.

0.5 (for declarations up to and including 10% K2O)

0.8 (for declarations exceeding 10% and up to and including 15% K2O)

1.1 (for declarations exceeding 15% K2O)

GroupName of MaterialMeaningDeclarationsLimits of variation (absolute value in % by weight, except where stated)
(1)(2)(3)*(4)*(5)
*In the case of non-EEC fertilisers, see paragraph 6 for provisions concerning limits of variation; the declaration of nitrogen shall be that laid down in column 4 for the corresponding class of fertiliser in Section B.
2NPK Fertiliser Solution

Product obtained chemically and by dissolution in water, in a form stable at atmospheric pressure, without addition of organic nutrients of animal or vegetable origin, containing by weight:

1.  not less than 2% nitrogen (N).

2.  not less than 3% phosphorus pentoxide.

3.  not less than 3% potassium oxide (K2O).

The sum of the three nutrients must be not less than 15% by weight.

Maximum biuret content: Ureic N × 0.026.

Nitrogen (N)

Amount of total nitrogen.

N 1.1

Amount, where equal to or greater than 1% by weight of:

1.  nitric nitrogen,

2.  ammoniacal nitrogen.

3.  ureic nitrogen.

As set out in paragraph 7 of this Schedule

Phosphorus Pentoxide (P2P5)

Amount of phosphorus pentoxide soluble in water.

P2O5 1.1

Potassium Oxide (K2O)

Amount of potassium oxide soluble in water.

K2O 1.1

N+P2O5+K2O 1.9

Optional declarations

Where the biuret content is less than 0.2% the statement “low in biuret” may be made.

Amount of chlorine.

Where the chlorine content is not greater than 2% the statement “low in chlorine” may be made.

C1 0.2
NPK fertiliser suspension

Product in liquid form, in which the nutrients are derived from substances both in suspension in water and in solution without addition of organic nutrients of animal or vegetable origin, containing by weight:

1.  not less than 3% nitrogen (N).

2.  not less than 4% phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5).

3.  not less than 4% potassium oxide (K2O).

The sum of the three nutrients must not be less than 20% by weight.

Maximum biuret content: ureic N × 0.026.

The fertilisers must not contain Thomas slag, aluminium calcium phosphate, calcined phosphates, partially solubilised phosphates, or natural phosphates.

Nitrogen (N)

Amount of total nitrogen.

N 1.1

Amount, where equal to or greater than 1% by weight, of:

1.  nitric nitrogen

2.  ammonical nitrogen.

3.  ureic nitrogen.

As set out in paragraph 7 of this Schedule

Phosphorus Pentoxide (P2O5)

Where phosphorus pentoxide soluble in water is less than 2%, amount of:—

P2O5 1.1

1.  Phosphorus pentoxide soluble in neutral ammonium citrate.

Where phosphorus pentoxide soluble in water is equal to or greater than 2% amount of:—

1.  Phosphorus pentoxide soluble in neutral ammonium citrate and in water.

2.  Phosphorus pentoxide soluble in water.

As set out in paragraph 7(a) of this Schedule

Potassium Oxide (K2O)

Amount of potassium oxide soluble in water.

K2O 1.1

Optional declarations

Where the biuret content is less than 0.2% the statement “low in biuret” may be made.

N}
+P2O5} 1.9
+K2}

Amount of chlorine.

Where the chlorine content is not greater than 2% the statement “low in chlorine” may be made.

C1 0.2
NP fertiliser solution

Product obtained chemically and by dissolution in water, in a form stable at atmospheric pressure, without addition of organic nutrients of animal or vegetable origin, containing by weight:

1.  not less than 3% nitrogen (N).

2.  not less than 5% phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5)

Nitrogen (N)

Amount of total nitrogen.

N 1.1

Amount, where equal to or greater than 1% by weight, of:

1.  nitric nitrogen

2.  ammoniacal nitrogen

3.  ureic nitrogen

As set out in paragraph 7 of this Schedule.

The sum of the two nutrients must be not less than 18% by weight.

The maximum biuret content is ureic N × 0.026.

Phosphorus Pentoxide (P2O5)

Amount of phosphorus pentoxide soluble in water

Optional Declaration

Where the biuret content is less than 0.2% the statement “low in biuret” may be made.

P2O5 1.1

N}
+P2O5} 1.5
NP fertiliser suspension

Product in liquid form, in which the nutrients are derived from substances both in solution and in suspension in water, without addition of organic nutrients of animal or vegetable origin, containing by weight:

1.  not less than 3% nitrogen (N).

2.  not less than 5% phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5).

Nitrogen (N)

Amount of total nitrogen (N).

N 1.1

Amount, where equal to or greater than 1% by weight, of:

1.  nitric nitrogen.

2.  ammoniacal nitrogen.

3.  ureic nitrogen.

As set out in paragraph 7 of this Schedule

Phosphorus Pentoxide (P2O5)

Where phosphorus pentoxide soluble in water is less than 2%, amount of:—

1.  Phosphorus pentoxide soluble in neutral ammonium citrate.

As set out in paragraph 7(a) of this Schedule.
GroupName of MaterialMeaningDeclarationsLimits of variation (absolute value in % by weight, except where stated)
(1)(2)(3)*(4)*(5)
*In the case of non-EEC fertilisers, see paragraphs 6(a) and 6(b) for provisions concerning limits of variation; the declaration of nitrogen shall be that laid down in column 4 for the corresponding class of fertiliser in Section B.

The sum of the two nutrients must be not less than 18% by weight.

The maximum biuret content is ureic N × 0.026.

The fertilisers may not contain Thomas slag, aluminium calcium phosphate, calcined phosphates, partially solubilised phosphate or natural phosphates.

Where phosphorus pentoxide soluble in water is equal to or greater than 2%, amount of:—

1.  Phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5) soluble in neutral ammonium citrate and in water

2.  Phosphorus pentoxide soluble in water.

Optional Declaration

Where the biuret content is less than 0.2% the statement “low in biuret” may be made.

P2O5 1.1

N}
+P2O5} 1.5
NK fertiliser solution

Product obtained chemically and by dissolution in water, in a form stable at atmospheric pressure, without addition of organic products of animal or vegetable origin, containing by weight:

1.  not less than 3% nitrogen (N)

2.  not less than 5% potassium oxide (K2O)

The sum of the two nutrients must be not less than 15%.

The maximum biuret content shall be ureic N × 0.026.

Nitrogen (N)

Amount of total nitrogen.

N 1.1

Amount, where equal to or greater than 1% by weight of:

1.  nitric nitrogen

2.  ammoniacal nitrogen

3.  ureic nitrogen.

As set out in paragraph 7 of this Schedule.

Potassium Oxide (K2O)

Amount of potassium oxide soluble in water.

K2O 1.1

N}
+K2O} 1.5

Optional Declarations

Amount of chlorine.

Where the chlorine content is not greater than 2% the statement “low in chlorine” may be made.

Where the biuret content is less than 0.2%, the statement “low in biuret” may be made.

C1 0.2
NK fertiliser suspension

Product in liquid form, in which the nutrients are derived from substances both in solution and in suspension in the water, without addition of organic nutrients of animal or vegetable origin, containing by weight:

1.  not less than 3% nitrogen (N).

2.  not less than 5% potassium oxide (K2O).

The sum of the two nutrients must be not less than 18% by weight.

Maximum biuret content: Ureic N × 0.026.

Nitrogen (N)

Amount of total nitrogen.

N 1.1

Amount, where equal to or greater than 1% by weight of:

1.  nitric nitrogen.

2.  ammoniacal nitrogen.

3.  ureic nitrogen.

As set out in paragraph 7 of this Schedule

Potassium Oxide (K2O)

Amount of potassium oxide soluble in water.

K2O 1.1

N}
+K2O} 1.5

Optional Declarations

Amount of chlorine.

Where the chlorine content is not greater than 2%, the statement “low in chlorine” may be made.

Where the biuret content is less than 0.2%, the statement “low in biuret” may be made.

C1 0.2
GroupName of MaterialMeaningDeclarationsLimits of variation (absolute value in % by weight, except where stated)
(1)(2)(3)(4)*(5)
*In the case of non-EEC fertilisers, see paragraphs 6(a) and 6(b) for provisions concerning limits of variation.
PK fertiliser solution

Product obtained chemically and by dissolution in water, without addition of organic nutrients of animal or vegetable origin, containing by weight:

1.  not less than 5% phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5).

2.  not less than 5% potassium oxide (K2O).

The sum of the two nutrients must be not less than 18% by weight.

Phosphorus Pentoxide (P2O5)

Amount of phosphorus pentoxide soluble in water.

P2O5 1.1

Potassium Oxide (K2O)

Amount of potassium oxide soluble in water.

K2O 1.1

P2O5}
+K2O5} 1.5

Optional Declarations

Amount of chlorine

Where the chlorine content is not greater than 2% the statement “low in chlorine” may be made.

C1 0.2
PK fertiliser suspension

Product in liquid form, in which the nutrients are derived from substances both in solution and in suspension in water, without addition of organic nutrients of animal or vegetable origin containing by weight:

1.  not less than 5% phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5).

2.  not less than 5% potassium oxide (K2O).

The sum of the two nutrients must be not less than 18% by weight.

The fertilisers must not contain Thomas slag, aluminium calcium phosphate, calcined phosphates, partially solubilised phosphates or natural phosphates.

Phosphorus Pentoxide (P2O5)

Where phosphorus pentoxide soluble in water is less than 2%, amount of:—

As set out in paragraph 7(a) of this Schedule

1.  Phosphorus pentoxide soluble in neutral ammonium citrate.

Where phosphorus pentoxide soluble in water is equal to or greater than 2%, amount of:

1.  Phosphorus pentoxide soluble in neutral ammonium citrate and in water.

2.  Phosphorus pentoxide soluble in water.

P2O5 1.1

Potassium Oxide (K2O)

Amount of water-soluble potassium oxide.

K2O 1.1

P2O5}
+P2O} 1.5

Optional Declarations

Amount of chlorine.

Where the chlorine content is not greater than 2% the statement “low in chlorine” may be made.

C1 0.2

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