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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

Tipping Points - EDS Conference, 9-10 August 2017, Grand Millenium Auckland

New Zealand faces a number of deeply troubling ecosystem tipping points - many of these are linked to the cumulative degradation of terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats. EDS's 2017 conference will review the extent of these threats to New Zealand and why they are happening.  Importantly, it will explore solutions. For further information and registration for this event www.edsconference.com

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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