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Welcome to The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand

The Fertiliser Association promotes and encourages responsible and scientifically-based nutrient management.

Managing nutrients well is in all our interests, both for economic benefit and environmental management.

To promote best management practices, The Fertiliser Association develops training programmes, funds research, participates in government and local body working groups, and works closely with other organisations in the agricultural sector.

Founded over 60 years ago, The Fertiliser Association (formerly the New Zealand Fertiliser Manufacturers' Research Association) is an industry association funded by member companies to address issues of common public good. Ballance Agri-Nutrients and Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-operative are the current members, which manufacture, distribute and market around 98% of all fertilisers sold in New Zealand.

The Fertiliser Association News and promotions

EDS 2015 Conference - Wild Things

Addressing terrestrial, freshwater and marine biodiversity loss

Biodiversity loss is the greatest environmental challenge that currently faces New Zealand. Despite our best endeavours, the country's wealth of endemic species is dwindling away.  Wild Things will investigate the underlying reasons for biodiversity decline and look constructively at how we might turn it around.

Wild Things will be a national conversation, amongst all sectors, about the way forward on biodiversity.

To be held on 12th and 13th of August 2015 at the Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland.  Please read full summary on the conference here.

For more information and to register www.edsconference.com


The Fertiliser Association awaits UN review on Western Sahara

View our statement here.


2015 International Year of Soils

The Fertiliser Association has sponsored a cross-curriculum school resource published in the New Zealand Teacher's magazine starters&strategies (Term One 2015) to celebrate the 2015 International Year of Soils


OVERSEER® Best Practice Data Input Standards

Latest version of OVERSEER® Best Practice Data Input Standards, Version 6.1.3 (Published August 2014) are now available.


Certification Programme Website

The Nutrient Management Adviser Certification Programme defines the standards for people to meet to provide certified nutrient management advice.

View the website here



  • Nutrient Management Planner
  • Nutrient Management Planner
  • Part of the Nutrient Management Code of Practice, this interactive nutrient management planning tool lets individual land managers assess their individual on-farm situation.
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