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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Fertiliser Association Postgraduate Bursary

FANZ 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.

The Award, recognises the efforts and present or likely contribution to New Zealand soil science arising from a Doctorate study.

"The study of New Zealand soil science is an area that aligns well with our own research," says Vera Power, Chief Executive of the Fertiliser Association. "We are pleased to be able to support an award that encourages the advanced study of a topic that is so important to New Zealand's agricultural sector."

To be eligible, applicants need to be a postgraduate (PhD) student working on the properties, productivity or sustainability of New Zealand's soil and land resources. They will be about to enter their third year of study, with the intention to pursue a career in New Zealand.

The award recipient receives a stipend of $5,000 for one year.

This year's award recipient is Anne Wecking, who received the bursary at the WaiBoP Soils Day in early December. Anne's PhD is about the quantification and mitigation of nitrous oxide emissions from grazed pastures.

Anne is shown above with Dr Ants Roberts, Chief Scientific Officer at Ravensdown.

You can find out more at the Society's website: https://nzsss.science.org.nz/

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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28 June 2023

Dairy farmers milking cows on a farm area of more than 20 hectares are required to record synthetic nitrogen use on their dairy platform land, including a zero-kg record if no synthetic nitrogen is used. The regulations require data to be submitted by 31 July each year for the preceding year ended 30 June. 

14 May 2023

The New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research has published a paper titled Nitrogen fertiliser use in grazed pasture-based systems in New Zealand. The research paper was commissioned by the Fertiliser Association of New Zealand and written by AgReserch senior scientist Colin Gray.

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