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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Soil cadmium distribution and its relationship to pasture plant uptake and management

Massey University PhD project: Aaron Stafford
Completed 2017

Introduction

Aaron Stafford’s research seeks to improve national understanding of:

  • soil Cd variability within long-term dairy farms
  • variability in Cd accumulation between different forage plant species and the consequent risk to livestock grazing these forages
  • soil/environmental factors and management/mitigation options that can influence Cd phytoavailability.

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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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