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Welcome to The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand

The Fertiliser Association promotes and encourages responsible and scientifically-based nutrient management.

Managing nutrients well is in all our interests, both for economic benefit and environmental management.

To promote best management practices, The Fertiliser Association develops training programmes, funds research, participates in government and local body working groups, and works closely with other organisations in the agricultural sector.

Founded over 60 years ago, The Fertiliser Association (formerly the New Zealand Fertiliser Manufacturers' Research Association) is an industry association funded by member companies to address issues of common public good. Ballance Agri-Nutrients and Ravensdown Limited are the current members, which manufacture, distribute and market around 98% of all fertilisers sold in New Zealand.

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EDS 2018 Conference: Green Light or Light Green?

The Government’s environmental reforms

The new Labour-led Government has come to power with an ambitious environmental reform agenda. Significant changes are proposed for the Resource Management Act, urban development, freshwater management and climate change. Conservation funding is to be increased and a billion trees planted.

Join us on 1-2 August 2018, grand Millenium Auckland, for New Zealand’s leading, thought-provoking environmental conference Green Light or Light Green?

Register at www.edsconference.com

View the latest programme


OVERSEER® Best Practice Data Input Standards

OVERSEER Best Practice Data Input Standards (Version 6.2.3, November 2016) (https://www.overseer.org.nz/user-guides)


Certification Programme Website

The Nutrient Management Adviser Certification Programme defines the standards for people to meet to provide certified nutrient management advice.

View the website here


  • Nutrient Management Planner
  • Nutrient Management Planner
  • Part of the Nutrient Management Code of Practice, this interactive nutrient management planning tool lets individual land managers assess their individual on-farm situation.
  • Latest Fertiliser Matters
  • Latest Fertiliser Matters
  • Fertiliser Matters is a topical quarterly newsletter. Read recent issues online.
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