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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 Limited are the current members, which manufacture, distribute and market around 98% of all fertilisers sold in New Zealand.

The Fertiliser Association News and promotions

7th International Nitrogen Conference (INI 2016)

4-8 December 2016, Melbourne, Australia

The theme of INI 2016 is "Solutions to improve nitrogen use efficiency for the world". Early bird registration closes 26 August for this event with full, student and day registration options available. More information can be found on the conference website:

Soil, a Balancing Act Downunder

12-16 December 2016, Queenstown

This joint conference of the NZ society of Soil Science and Soil Science Australia will draw together scientists, land users, policy makers and other rural and urban stakeholders. This trans-tasman event only occurs once every four years, and will present the latest research on soil and land-based issues, and will include debates regarding the current challenges being faced in balancing land production vs environmental values, The programme includes optional field trips, international keynote speakers, soil judging events and networking functions. To register for the event or submit an abstract, visit:

The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand's position on importation of phosphate rock from Western Sahara

See Issue 71 (November 2016) of our newsletter, Fertiliser Matters.

OVERSEER® Best Practice Data Input Standards

Latest version of OVERSEER® Best Practice Data Standards Version 6.2.2 (Published May 2016) is 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.
  • Latest Fertiliser Matters
  • Latest Fertiliser Matters
  • Fertiliser Matters is a topical quarterly newsletter. Read recent issues online.
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