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.
Individual paddock sheets make it easy to add up total nutrient applications in each season. Land managers with small properties may choose to combine all paddocks or blocks on a single recording sheet, listing the paddock name alongside the date and fertiliser type.
Most land managers will develop their own abbreviations – e.g. ‘A’ for aerial application by aeroplane, ‘H’ for helicopter, etc. In the example, ‘spinner’ refers to the land manager’s own tractor-mounted spreading equipment. There is no need to repeat the operator name or other details if these are always the same – e.g. one company is used for all groundspreading.
Template A: Sample paddock recording sheet for fertiliser applications. This is a completed example of the form below.
Template B: Paddock recording sheet template for fertiliser applications. This is a blank form of the above example.