Permanent Working Group for Plant Protection - Sub-group “Fertilizers”
In order to get information and opinion on external inputs used in agricolture, the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forestry (MASAF) has set up the "Permanent Working Group for Plant Protection" (established with Ministerial Decree DM 17713/2016), where several experts support MIPAAF on different topics. The Working Group is organized in distinct sub-sections, with technical consultative and propositive tasks, one of which is focused on “Fertilizers”. CREA researchers participate to this advisory board as experts on the study of the relationship between plant and soil and on setting analytical methods for fertilizers characterization.
The final goal is to encourage high coordination between the National Plant Health Service, universities and research councils, production sectors and trade associations.