Biimore, Tradecorp’s Ultra-Efficient Biostimulant, obtained the CE mark under the new EU Fertilising Products Regulation
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Biimore has officially been registered in the European Union as a ‘Non-microbial plant biostimulant’ under the EU Fertilising Products Regulation 2019/1009 (FPR), and will bear the CE mark. This makes Biimore the first Tradecorp biostimulant, and one of the first in the market, to receive the CE mark under this new regulation.
Biimore is an ultra-efficient biostimulant, derived from biological fermentation, using a specific bacterial strain and an exclusive and sustainable plant fermentation process. This innovative solution has been used across a variety of over 25 strategic crops and different geographical areas in more than 180 agronomic trials, which have demonstrated the high efficacy of Biimore at ultra-low doses applied at fruit swell and development stage, increasing yield and fruit weight by up to 28% and 19%, respectively, and improving other quality parameters such as size, sugar content and shelf-life.
EU FPR and the CE mark
The EU Fertilising Products Regulation 2019/1009 (FPR) came into force on 16 July 2022, opening the European market for biostimulants. Whereas products previously required registration in individual EU member states, the FPR allows registered products bearing the CE mark to be marketed in all 27 EU member states.
Plant biostimulants with the CE mark are assessed by a Notified Body and deemed to have not only met the EU safety, health, and environmental protection requirements, but also to fulfill the effects claimed on the labels through agronomic efficacy trials. This means that growers can be reassured that the biostimulants they are using are safe, effective, and quality products.
Biimore was certified for efficiency and quality claims including the ability to increase the fruit quality in terms of size, weight, and sugar content. The initial certification is for foliar application to woody perennials and efficacy trials are currently underway to extend registration to horticultural and extensive crops.
This certification represents a guarantee to customers that Tradecorp’s rules and processes comply with the European regulation standards, delivering on our commitment to protect people’s health and preserve the environment, while becoming the best partner for industry, farmers, distributors, suppliers and all our stakeholders, in terms of quality, quantity and sustainability. Receiving the CE Mark Certification under the EU Fertilising Products Regulation 2019/1009 gives customers and growers greater reassurance and peace of mind knowing that products as Biimore have been evaluated for safety, quality, and efficacy.
In addition to becoming one of the first biostimulants to be registered under the FPR in Europe, Biimore, under the product brand name of Vorax, also became the first biofertilizer to be registered in Brazil. Together, these represent a significant moment for Tradecorp in our mission to enable a more sustainable agriculture worldwide.