EN 12579:2024

Soil improvers and growing media - Sampling EN 12579:2024

Publication date:   Jun 18, 2024

General information

60.60 Standard published   Apr 10, 2024


CEN/TC 223 Soil improvers and growing media

European Norm

65.080   Fertilizers



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This document specifies methods for sampling of soil improvers and growing media for subsequent determination of quality and quantity. It outlines the principles to be taken into consideration when taking the sample and ensuring an adequate quantity is available for testing.
This document applies to material in solid form (including pre-shaped growing media) and liquid form.
This document is intended to be used by manufacturers, buyers and enforcement agencies in verifying claims made for these materials. It is not intended that it should necessarily be used for the purpose of manufacturing control.
The requirements of this document can differ from the national legal requirements for the declaration of the material concerned.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


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 products and amending Regulations (EC) No 1069/2009 and (EC) No 1107/2009 and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003 (Text with EEA relevance)

Life cycle


EN 12579:2013


EN 12579:2024
60.60 Standard published
Apr 10, 2024