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.
Jo Cavanagh – Landcare Research
Completed May 2014
This project was conducted to assist the Cadmium Management Group in the implementation of the Tiered Fertiliser Management System (TFMS). Within the TFMS, a cadmium balance model is identified as a means by which farmers can manage cadmium (Cd) as soil Cd concentrations increase. The objective was to review international models used to predict cadmium accumulation in agricultural soils, and compare these with the New Zealand model, CadBal.