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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About

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

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

To promote good management practices, we develop training programmes, fund research, participate in government and local body working groups, and work closely with other organisations in the agricultural sector.

Founded over 70 years ago, The Fertiliser Association is an industry association funded by member companies to address issues of common public good. Members Ballance Agri-Nutrients and Ravensdown Limited manufacture, distribute and market around 98% of all fertilisers sold in New Zealand.

What is fertiliser

Why fertiliser

Fertiliser use in NZ

Caring for our environment

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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17 December 2018

As the proposed Zero Carbon Bill gains momentum, Chief Executive Vera Power contemplates what this will mean for the agricultural sector.

17 December 2018

An opinion piece by Executive Manager Greg Sneath on the potential taxing of fertiliser and what that might mean.

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