The Fertiliser Association organises, or co-hosts biennial conferences to discuss research and examine economic and environmental issues in New Zealand.
Conference 2012 - ‘Tools to Farm within Limits’
A joint conference between NZ Association of Resource Management and Fert Research (now The Fertiliser Association) was held over 11–12 June in Waikato, prior to Field Days (13–16 June).
The conference showcased good practical applications for farming within limits to meet environmental and production goals. It provided an excellent forum to discuss, share, and build support networks while enhancing your own toolkit.
Programme highlights included an update on the work of the Land and Water Forum, a selection of successful case studies, making targets and benchmarks work for you, and the next stages of OVERSEER 6.
Click here to view the conference presentations.
The 2008 Technical conference programme was hosted in conjunction with the New Zealand Grassland Association Conference in Blenheim from 14-16 October. View their web site by following this link: Grassland Association
Fert Research (now The Fertiliser Association) sponsored papers to Grassland Association Conference on October 15, and hosted an independent concurrent session on October 16. Concurrent session papers were:
- The AmaizeN calculator for optimising nitrogen management of maize, Andrea Pearson, Foundation for Arable Research
- Tools for growers to assess nitrogen leaching, Dr. Sonia Whiteman, Horticulture New Zealand
- Fertiliser industry commitments to sustainable nutrient management in New Zealand, Greg Sneath, NZ Fertiliser Manufacturers’ Research Association
- The economic importance of accurate fertiliser spreading, Dr. Ian Yule, NZ Centre for Precision Agriculture at Massey University
The following documents are proceedings of past conferences, or links to sites where they are available for purchase.
Conference 2006 - Co-hosted with Massey University's Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre. Proceedings can be purchased from the Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre.
Conference 2004 - Co-hosted with the New Zealand Grassland Association. Proceedings can be purchased from the New Zealand Grassland Association
Conference 2002 – Co-hosted with Massey University’s Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre. Proceedings can be purchased from the Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre