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22 November 2017

 2017 - 200th Certified Nutrient Management Adviser

1 February 2017

Fertiliser Association welcomes new Chief Executive

The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Vera Power to the role of Chief Executive, following the retirement of former Chief Executive, Dr Philip Mladenov, at the end of December.

29 April 2016

The release of the Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord this week highlights the important role of talented people in delivering improvements in the environmental performance of dairy farming.

8 April 2016

The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand (FANZ) is aware of the territorial dispute in the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara and maintains an on-going process of due diligence on developments in the region and their implications for fertiliser supply.

13 May 2014


Certification of Nutrient Management Advisers

13 May 2014

 The Fertiliser Association appeared at last week's select committee hearing

1 February 2014

The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand (the Association) has released its submission to the Ministry for the Environment on the proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011.

1 December 2013

Today the owners of OVERSEER® – AgResearch, the Fertiliser Association of New Zealand and the Ministry for Primary Industries – launched the OVERSEER® Best Practice Data Input Standards (the Standards).

1 January 2013


The agricultural nutrient management tool “Overseer” is now destined to become a key tool for understanding and reporting on nutrient cycling in the arable industry.

1 December 2012

Sixteen primary sector organisations have committed to the Nutrient Management Adviser Certification Programme. DairyNZ commissioned the Fertiliser Association of New Zealand to develop the certification programme as part of its Primary Growth Partnership, funded by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

27 September 2012

The nutrient budgeting software OVERSEER® is proving to be an excellent resource for farmers and growers, and increasingly regional councils, making it a valuable tool at a time when farming within environmental limits is becoming increasingly important.

19 July 2011

The fertiliser industry sees challenging times ahead as the country grapples with achieving agricultural economic growth while managing the country’s fresh water resources.

5 August 2009

A new partnership between the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), the dairy and fertiliser industries is making a significant investment in researching nitrification inhibitors, new technology that supports farmers to reduce the environmental impact of their farming operations.

15 July 2009

The OVERSEER® Nutrient Budgets Model today entered a new phase of development, with the appointment of a lead science provider and the start of a significant enhancement programme.

29 March 2007

The number of dairy farmers using nutrient budgets to manage nutrient inputs and outputs as at March 2007 is 80%, and is not at the 33% level the Minister of Agriculture, Mr Jim Anderton, used in an address to fertiliser industry leaders in Wellington on Tuesday.

27 March 2007

The ultimate goal of the fertiliser industry is for every farmer in New Zealand to operate a full farm nutrient management plan.

7 February 2006

Sustainable nutrient use - a phrase often used but poorly understood, and a subject under discussion among leading international and local researchers at a conference focussing on best practice nutrient management strategies.

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