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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.
23 September 2020
New Phosphorus Use Guidance Note that clearly explains why we need to manage phosphorus losses and why we need to build on the international principles of the '4 Rs' for good management of nutrients.
9 September 2020
Through a comprehensive research programme -- Forages for Reduced Nitrate Leaching (FRNL) -- OverseerFM has been updated to include the diuretic response in animals as a result of consuming plantain.
29 July 2020
The Cadmium Management Group has produced a series of resources to provide growers and farmers with advice about managing cadmium in New Zealand.
25 June 2020
Congratulations to Massey University PhD student, Gere Thangavelautham, who has completed his PhD research investigating the 'Impact of phosphate fertiliser derived fluorine on soil microbiology and white clover'.
25 June 2020
24 June 2020
The Cadmium Management Group (CMG) representing regional councils, primary sector groups and central government, is convened by the Ministry for Primary Industries to manage cadmium in agriculture. A refreshed Cadmium Management Strategy has been published with the CMG's statement of how and why cadmium will be managed going forward.
19 June 2020
New Zealand is one of a number of countries importing phosphate rock from Western Sahara. There has been recent public discussion about the importation.
28 May 2020
Congratulations to Lincoln University PhD student Daniel Martin-Hendrie, who has completed his PhD research investigating phosphorus and sulphur availability in relation to soil acidity and aluminium toxicity across the South Island high country.
16 April 2020
The Fertiliser Association has produced a fact sheet on the latest government data and modelling on fertiliser use, which indicates it has been plateauing over the last few years and projections indicating that use will actually decline.
2 April 2020
The project objective was to use lysimeters to quantify nitrogen leaching due to livestock urine from autumn-grazed lucerne or ryegrass/clover pasture.