Feeding the world’s growing population
New Zealand’s reputation as a quality food producer is growing.
The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand promotes and encourages responsible and scientifically-based nutrient management.
For example, if there are areas to avoid when spreading fertiliser, then these need to be understood by staff or contractors doing the work. Good communication, staff training, and contractor certification all have roles in successful plan implementation.
Changes may have to be made for practical reasons – e.g. if a chosen fertiliser is not available or conditions are not suitable for application (e.g. weather and soil conditions) at the desired time. Keep a note of these changes alongside the NMP, with comments about the reasons and any further implications (e.g. changes to other fertiliser applications to achieve the correct overall nutrient applications, changes to the next fertiliser application timing, etc.).