Legal aspects of the use of plant strengtheners (biostimulants) in Europe
La Torre, A.; Battaglia, V.; Caradonia, F.
Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science
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Agricultural Academy Bulgaria
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Some EU member states allow the use in agriculture of a class of substances, known as plant strengtheners, under national
laws. Plant strengtheners (biostimulants) enhance the resistance of plants to harmful organisms and protect plants against
non-parasitic impairments. They are “borderline” products because the boundaries between plant protection products and
fertilizers are not clear and univocal. There is no European regulatory framework for these substances. This fragmented and
contradictory situation can prejudice the fair productive competitiveness of agriculture systems in Europe.