A webinar was organized by CREA focusing on the new Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 laying down rules on the making available on the market of EU fertilising product. The topic of the webinar is “Technical means in organic farming: emerging opportunities and constraints in the light of the new regulatory framework” (In Italian: “I mezzi tecnici in agricoltura biologica: opportunità e criticità emergenti alla luce dei recenti aggiornamenti normativi”).
The meeting was organized within CREA’s activities in that field, but also with RIRAB (Italian Network of Research in Organic Production). About 50 people participated in the meeting, while a representative of the Italian Ministry of Agriculture (Mipaaf), researchers and many farmers (more than 30) were involved in the final discussion.
The webinar included some presentations focused on the recent critical issues encountered by many organic producers regarding the accidental contamination detected in some external inputs, including biostimulants (microbial and non-microbial ones).