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.
Nutrient input sources could include those:
Nutrient outputs could include:
Nutrients are essential for healthy plant and animal production, and deliberate nutrient inputs are often required to enhance productivity and address animal health issues. However, poor nutrient management can lead to consequences that are highly undesirable, environmentally, socially and economically. Implementing nutrient management planning will help land managers to maximise the efficiency of their use of nutrients, which will in turn avoid or minimise adverse environmental impacts and increase overall production efficiency.
This Code provides a procedure for the management of all nutrients used in primary production systems, with special emphasis on the management of manufactured fertiliser inputs.