EN 12580:2022

Soil improvers and growing media - Determination of a quantity EN 12580:2022

Publication date:   Feb 15, 2023

General information

60.60 Standard published   Nov 9, 2022


CEN/TC 223 Soil improvers and growing media

European Norm

65.080   Fertilizers



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This document specifies methods for the determination of a quantity of soil improvers and growing media in bulk and in packages. This method is designed with an appropriate precision level so that it can be used to validate any quantity determination made.
This document is applicable to material in any form, reconstituted if necessary, but not to plugs, blocks and slabs sold as such by dimension; for these, see EN 15761.
This document is not applicable for material with more than 10 % (V/V) of particles greater than 60 mm in size; for these, see EN 15238.
The requirements of this document might differ from the national legal requirements for the determination of the products concerned.
Material which has become excessively wet and which cannot be easily broken down into a flowable material will not be suitable for the determination of quantity and might not give a representative result. However, because of the diverse nature and bulk density of these materials, it is not possible to quantify what is ‘excessive’.
This document is intended to be used by manufacturers, buyers and enforcement agencies in verifying claims made for these products.

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 12580:2013


EN 12580:2022
60.60 Standard published
Nov 9, 2022