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.
This system seeks to ensure that soil cadmium remains within acceptable limits over the next 100 years and beyond.
Much like a financial budget, a nutrient budget tells you how much is coming in and how much is going out and to where. By using Overseer, you can see:
Overseer allows farmers and their advisers to test the potential impacts of different approaches before investing time or resources in big changes.
The tool is managed by Overseer Ltd, which was established as a not-for-profit organisation to administer the software. FANZ has invested in Overseer and our shareholding is held by the New Zealand Phosphate Company. The other owners of Overseer include the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and AgResearch Limited.
The regulations require data to be submitted by 31 July of each year for the preceding year ended 30 June. Regional and unitary councils have been working with Ravensdown and Ballance to deliver a consistent method for storing and reporting the synthetic nitrogen fertiliser data in line with the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater 2020.
There are three tools available to help farmers report.It is a farmer’s choice which tool to use to help comply with the Regulations. They are:
The below diagram sets out the steps involved in preparing and using the nutrient management plan template.
A good NMP: