Feeding the world’s growing population

New Zealand’s reputation as a quality food producer is growing.

Optimising food production

Over the next 50 years farmers around the world will need to produce more food than has been grown over the past 10,000 years.

Best use from a limited resource

Fertiliser helps farmers produce food efficiently by replenishing the soil. But fertiliser needs to be used responsibly.

Responsible and sustainable nutrient management

The Fertiliser Association invests in research and tools to ensure farm profitability while minimising nutrient losses to the environment.

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

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Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment report considers Overseer’s use for regulation

A report on whether Overseer is suitable for use in regulation to help clean up Aotearoa New Zealand's rivers and lakes has been released today by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton.

The report recommends that the Minister for the Environment and the Minister of Agriculture indicate if they wish to see Overseer used as tool in the regulation of water quality and, if so, clearly indicate what additional steps and actions may be required to support that use.

"Overseer is the first tool of its kind and while it is leading edge there are always improvements that can be made," says Vera Power, Chief Executive of the Fertiliser Association of New Zealand. "It's great to see such a thoughtful report which provides useful points for discussion. We see Overseer as critical and necessary to delivering the change in farm management and land use that is needed to improve water quality and to reduce GHG emissions from farming."

Read the Commissioner's report, Overseer and regulatory oversight - Models, uncertainty and cleaning up our waterways.

The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand and Dairy NZ funded development of the Nutrient Management Adviser Certification Programme (NMACP). This industry-wide certification aims to ensure that advisers have the learning, experience and capability to give sound nutrient advice.

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17 April 2019

Soil scientists have reached a new milestone, digitally mapping more than 8 million hectares of New Zealand soils.

17 April 2019

An innovative recycling project by AgRecovery could see agricultural waste transformed into new agricultural products - including the woven polypropylene bags that fertiliser is stored in.

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