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To achieve our goal of excellence and be an innovative competitor in our markets,  we are constantly striving to improve the services we offer to our customers.  By listening to their requirements and technological advances, we can develop tools and services adapted to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

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Each year Staphyt invests 10% of its turn-over to maintain a high level of performance in all services. Our experts are involved in national and international working groups and so actively take part to both methodology and regulation reflection and evolution.

In partnership with public and academic institutes, we innovate in setting up new evaluation methods for plant protection and nutrition products.


Regulation EU 2019/1009 – How to market a micro-organism based biostimulant in Europe?
18 February 2021

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Thursday 18 March 2021 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET (40 minutes).

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In 15 months, a new regulation will change the landscape of the marketing of fertilizers in the European Union. As a replacement for EU Regulation 2003/2003 and in addition to current national rules, EU Regulation 2019/1009 (FPR, Fertilising Products Regulation) will be an additional solution to market your fertilizer and biostimulant products.
Through a case study of the marketing of a microorganism-based biostimulant, we will help you better understand the new regulatory requirements, which module(s) are to be considered depending on the CMC and PFC your EU fertiliser is compliant to.

Speaker: Geoffroy Moulin (Bioteam Manager)
Expert in regulatory affairs, Geoffroy Moulin was initially trained as an agronomist and has specialized in biological products. After several years in the promotion of biological solutions for the protection of French tropical crops, he then contributed to the preparation of registration dossiers for phytosanitary products and fertilizers. He is now in charge of advising clients on the regulatory positioning of biological nutrition and plant protection products and also coordinates the team in charge of biological products at Staphyt, from the laboratory/field to the regulatory level.

The Tasmanian Seed Industry Group (TSIG) is an industry-owned organisation, established to enhance the Tasmanian seed industry through cross-organisational communication, knowledge transfer and industry-specific R&D. The organisations foundations were created from the learning of the 2014 Tasmanian Pasture Seed Production Conference; where to this day the group strives to provide its members with the latest tools to enhance productivity and seed quality.

As part of the groups’ on-going R&D program, this years’ research focus is enhancing an understanding of the latest fungicide chemistry and its potential application for pasture seed growers. The group has identified significant gaps in product registration for this market and aim to identify outstanding fungicide options for rust and the outcomes are to support a Minor Use Permit for its members.

Working with a members’ Italian Ryegrass seed crop, Staphyt guided by the TSIG, has supported the group to evaluate various new fungicides on current pasture seed disease management tools. Annually the group hosts a field day, which late last year was at the trial site. Members of the Tasmanian Staphyt team facilitated the event, communicating to producers and representatives from seed and chemical companies on the trial aims and developments.

The group has welcomed the expertise, professionalism and communication demonstrated by the Staphyt team to ensure quality and meaningful trial for the local industry.

Photos: TSIG Project

On 8 April, ANSES published new documents concerning the marketing of Fertilisers and Growing Media (Matières Fertilisantes et Supports de Culture, MFSC) in connection with the implementation of the Order of 1 April 2020 setting the composition of application dossiers for marketing authorisations and permits for fertilisers, fertiliser adjuvants and growing media and the criteria to be taken into account in the preparation of the elements required for the evaluation. This category of products includes in particular biostimulant products in France.

Newly published documents can be downloaded here. They include :

  • The Cerfa 16073*01 form (PDF and word) replacing the Cerfa 11385 form
  • The explanatory leaflet N°52317#01 to fill in the Cerfa 16073*01 form
  • The Guide related to dossier evaluation
  • The general note related to the submission of MFSC dossiers

A specific note on how to submit dossiers during the confinement period is also available. The possibility of submitting dossiers electronically is one of the measures taken by ANSES.

The most important changes compared to the previous guidance documents concern :

  • The adaptation of the Cerfa form to all types of applications and products.
  • The formal possibility of submitting MFSC dossiers electronically and indication of the nomenclature of the dossiers.
  • The removal of product characterisation analysis when submitting an application for authorisation by mutual recognition.
  • The addition of a consumer risk assessment as part of an AMM application.
  • The need for studies to determine the EC50 of the product as part of an AMM application.

In order to allow applicants to implement these new provisions, ANSES is accepting the submission of applications under the previous provisions until 8 July 2020.

Staphyt has already implemented the necessary actions to submit applications in compliance with these new requirements.

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Our Research Tax Credit agreement for France has just been renewed and it’s valid for 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024. This certificate allows our clients to obtain tax reductions for the studies they contract to Staphyt, which reduces their costs. Staphyt also has agreements in Spain, Italy, Germany, Poland and UK.

See all our agreements.

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