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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11 February 2020

You can now find a revised version of the TFMS under the 'Tools' section of our website.

11 February 2020

In January, FANZ released its submission on the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill. We continue to support development of a predictable transition pathway for reducing carbon emissions for NZ agriculture.

11 February 2020

FANZ has published a new edition on the use of trace elements for pastoral farming.

11 February 2020

The Association is delighted to have recently signed-up to a 3-year sponsorship of an annual award offered by the New Zealand Society of Soil Science to its postgraduate student membership.

5 February 2020

In October, the Association made a submission to the Ministry for the Environment on Action for Healthy Waterways. We welcome the Government's aspirations and call for the Government to take a pragmatic, phased and balanced approach to achieving these goals.

5 February 2020

FANZ commissioned a study to update the estimates of the average carbon footprint of a range of fertilisers used in New Zealand by Ballance Agri-Nutrients and Ravensdown. This was based on local production and importation data for 2018/19.

15 January 2020

FANZ has commissioned this study to analyse the value of nitrogenous fertilisers to the primary sector, both at the farm gate and to the wider New Zealand economy.

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.

28 August 2019

Climate change is a global challenge which must be addressed by all nations. It is essential that we act to support the efficient and responsible use of natural resources. The Zero Carbon Amendment Bill will provide a much-welcomed framework for emissions reductions. However, what sits under the legislation will be critical.

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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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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.

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