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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Methodologies for deriving cadmium soil guideline values for the protection of ecological receptors and food standards

Jo Cavanagh Landcare Research
Completed November 2013

Introduction

Methods used to derive guideline values for cadmium in soil were reviewed by Landcare Research to assist the Cadmium Management Group to identify how it will develop a set of New Zealand-derived, risk-based soil guideline values (SGV) to manage cadmium accumulation in soils on production land. The project was funded by the Fertiliser Association of New Zealand, the Ministry for Primary Industries and Landcare Research, and complements a 2012 project for the Ministry.

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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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27 November 2019

There has been recent public discussion about the importation of phosphate rock from Western Sahara. We have prepared some FAQs to outline our industry position.

28 August 2019

The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand, as part of promoting best management practices in the agricultural industry, is encouraging farmers and growers to routinely monitor soil cadmium levels across New Zealand agricultural land.

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